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Suwannee County Extension’s

Important Dates

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Importance of Breakfast

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Small Farms Conference

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Conservation Easements II

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4-H Day Camps

7

Hydroponic Short Course

8

Right Price for your Product

9

Lower your Electric Bill

10

Stokes Aster

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To Be Continued…

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HCE Corner

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Congratulations

Back

July-September 2009

Volume 2

Issue 3

Helping Suwannee County Grow

EX T EN SI ON DI RE C TOR NO TE S

Katherine Allen

You might notice some new faces in the office this summer. We were lucky enough to obtain some extra help through Workforce Development.

Our 4-H Day Camps are going great! We are providing a variety of topics, so take a look at our offerings on page 7.

We have been involved in some weight management classes and have learned along with the participants. Check out Cathy’s article to see if you know the importance of starting your day with breakfast.

The Agents have been working on organizing the statewide Small Farms Conference that will be held in Kissimmee. Previously, I had helped with a small, regional conference, Agri-Tunities. It was amazing to have the quality of talks and the amount of information available. This conference at the Osceola Heritage Park is on an even grander scale. We hope that you will consider attending. It will help beginning farmers as well as those who may have been farming for many generations.

We get many calls in the office about conservation easements. Dr. Mary Sowerby continues her two-part series on the five important steps to obtain a conservation easement.

With the economy the way it is, we have also been besieged by questions to reduce costs. To assist, Carolyn Saft has authored how to reduce your bills with your landscaping! Carolyn has also graduated the second class of Master Gardener Volunteerscongrats to them on completing a strenuous course. We are looking forward to them obtaining their volunteer hours by helping the office answer plant questions, man booths, and more. Maybe you saw them at the blueberry festival?

Remember, this will be the last mailed copy. Please return the purge slip if you would like to continue to receive it by email. Or stop by the office!

www.suwannee.ifas.ufl.edu

Suwannee County Extension Office

1302 11th St. SW Live Oak, FL 32064-3611 (386) 362-2771

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