Tag Archive: Walton

Walton County Beef Cattle Seminar – September 21

There are roughly 13,000 head of cattle in Walton County, making them an important part of agriculture in this part of the western Florida panhandle.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension Walton County office is offering an educational program to help livestock owners stay competitive and up-to-date on the business. It will be held at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/walton-county-beef-cattle-seminar-september-21/

Morrison Springs Park – Walton County, Florida

Snorkeler at Morrison Springs – Laura Tiu Morrison Springs Bald Cypress                     There are over 1000 springs identified in Florida. In the Panhandle, the majority of the springs are karst or artesian springs rising deep from the Floridan Aquafer System within the states limestone base.  Springs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/morrison-springs-park-walton-county-florida/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – 30A in Walton County

The “Prayer of the Woods” is an attitude that many in this part of the panhandle try to live. Photos: Molly O’Connor 30A in south Walton County is a special place. Undiscovered for years, then developed… but developed more sustainably than most coastal panhandle communities – this area has now become a go-to destination for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/18/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-30a-in-walton-county/

Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Point Washington Walton County

ALL PHOTOS:   MOLLY O’CONNOR Continuing our “ecotour” of the Florida Panhandle along the ICW, this month’s stop is in Walton County. Arguably one of the fastest growing counties in the state, South Walton has become a favorite with many.  Relatively undeveloped (as compared to neighboring counties) Walton has an opportunity to develop smarter… and for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-point-washington-walton-county/

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

Do you have any exotic pets you can no longer care for? Would you like the opportunity to surrender those pets without any penalties or fines? Then join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park for an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/01/exotic-pet-amnesty-day-set-for-oct-3-in-fort-walton-beach/

Nolan Adams Honored as Walton County Agricultural Innovator

Nolan Adams and Family were recognized as Agricultural Innovators by Mike Goodlchild, Walton County Extension On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/nolan-adams-honored-as-walton-county-agricultural-innovator/

Agricultural Innovator: Walton County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/agricultural-innovator-walton-county/

Walton County’s New Weather Station will Benefit Producers

A FAWN (Florida Automated Weather Network) weather station was recently installed at Brown Pit off of Brown Road in North Walton County.  The University of Florida provided Walton County with the $ 15,000.00 weather station.   Anyone can access the data collected by this and other FAWN weather stations at: http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/.  Once on the website …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Okaloosa and Walton Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/02/nw-florida-agricultural-innovators-okaloosa-and-walton-counties/

Thrips Active In Walton County

Thrips are already a problem with the vegetable acreage and the cotton crop in Walton County.  Even with seed inoculated before planting or in-furrow insecticide applications, plants are still at risk.  The preventative treatments are taken up by the plant as it germinates and provides some protection during early stages of growth. Supplemental foliar sprays may be needed if two-to-three …

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