Tag Archive: Month

Keep an Eye on Your Eye Health – August is National Eye Exam Month

Most of us are willing to go to the doctor or the dentist, which are both part of taking care of our health. However, do you go to the eye doctor? If not, you definitely should add it to your healthy lifestyle regime. Eye exams at every age and stage of life can help you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/keep-an-eye-on-your-eye-health-august-is-national-eye-exam-month/

September is Microplastics Awareness Month

Going along with the International Coastal Clean Up, UF/IFAS Extension will be promoting September as Microplastics Awareness month. The most common form of microplastic are fibers.Photo: UF IFAS St. johns County If you have not heard, microplastics are small pieces of plastic < 5mm in diameter. Some are fragments from larger pieces of plastic that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/september-is-microplastics-awareness-month/

National Seafood Month – the future of seafood

So what now? What lies ahead for the seafood industry in the Florida Panhandle?   Well I will start by saying I do not have a crystal ball… so I truly do not know, but most people plan for the future and many have looked at what COULD happen for Florida seafood.   Shrimping.Photo: NOAA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/31/national-seafood-month-the-future-of-seafood/

National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… blue crab.   Probably like many of you out there, the very first sea creature I ever caught was a blue crab. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/national-seafood-month-blue-crabs/

National Seafood Month… Red Snapper

If shrimp are king of the shellfish industry, then red snapper are the king of the finfish world. It is arguably the most economically and ecologically important reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This fishery began in 1872 with four “snapper smacks” out of Pensacola. By 1890 the fleet had grown to 34 vessels …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/17/national-seafood-month-red-snapper/

National Seafood Month – shrimp

Shrimp… nothing says seafood along the Gulf coast like shrimp. It has been a staple part of our diet for decades; boiled, fried, steamed, stuffed, shish-kabobbed, As Forrest Gump said there are a million ways to cook shrimp and as Jack and Anne Rudloe mention their book, Shrimp, the Endless Quest for Pink Gold, there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/national-seafood-month-shrimp/

National Seafood Month – the state of seafood

While directing the Marine Science Academy for the Escambia County School District I had students conduct small, informal, surveys targeting the popularity of seafood with students, parents, and the community. The purpose of these surveys was to kick start a discussion on the commercial fishing issue. The northern Gulf Coast has been known for several …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/national-seafood-month-the-state-of-seafood/

July: National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month July: National Ice Cream Month Why not start this month off with a treat! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July (July 19th) as National Ice Cream Day! Actually, the whole month of July is supposed to be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/15/july-national-ice-cream-month/

April is Safe Digging Month

This month, recognized by the Senate and Florida’s governor, reminds diggers why calling 811 before all outdoor digging projects is important to your safety. Before installing a mailbox, fence, deck, garden or tree make sure to call Sunshine 811 to have underground lines marked.  811 is the free national number designated by the Federal Communications …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/12/april-is-safe-digging-month/

4-H Celebrates Agriculture by Baking Bread for National Bread Month in November

When most of us go to the pantry to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, we don’t think about where the ingredients come from. We all know that peanuts go into the peanut butter and grapes and sugar make the jelly, but what about the bread itself? There are four main ingredients in any …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/26/4-h-celebrates-agriculture-by-baking-bread-for-national-bread-month-in-november/