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The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

The Virtual Plant Clinic With Dr. Bill

Jan 27, 10:00am - Jan 27, 11:00am

Tune in to our weekly plant clinic, ask questions live online and get research-based answers and advice- now weekly on Facebook Live and YouTube Live! This week Lilly Browning with the Florida-Friendly Landscape Program in Hernando County will be in charge! You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/HernandoExt/posts/305398164957789
or on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OimUqM7gIog
Listen to past broadcasts on our new Podcast platform at: anchor.fm/william-j-lester
Videos of each episode are available on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUA6gAuGFgvyqNwT-ANj9HBMqisq9BVCp
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Food Systems in Season- Session 4

Food Systems in Season- Session 4

Jan 28, 10:00am - Jan 28, 11:00am

Are you interested in creating a more resilient food system for yourself and your family? Join Extension experts from the University of Florida on YouTube Live to learn about growing vegetables, raising chickens, hydroponics, preserving your harvest and much more! During our fourth session, J.K Yarborough will explain the basics of how to raise chickens and Morgan Pinkerton will show how to raise honeybees at home. Join us on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA_zzhd4yjw. Just be sure to bring your questions!... See MoreSee Less

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Food Systems in Season Workshops

Food Systems in Season Workshops

Jan 28, 10:00am - Jan 28, 11:00am+1Feb 4, 10:00am - Feb 4, 11:00am

YouTube Live

Are you interested in creating a more resilient food system for yourself and your family? Join Extension experts from the University of Florida on YouTube Live to learn about growing vegetables, raising chickens, hydroponics, preserving your harvest and much more! This five-part workshop is free and will be shown on YouTube Live!

Our first session will explain how to grow cool season vegetables in Central Florida and how to cook and preserve your harvest. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShnEBWTtiyY

Our second session is all about hydroponics- with Dr. Bill Lester on hydroponics and Maxine Hunter on aquaponics. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ4oP1oRVaw

Our third session will be all about water- Sea Grant agent Brittany Hall-Scharf on seafood and Dr. Yilin Zhuang on the importance of safe, clean water. www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-zfZWKVxKY

During our fourth session, J.K Yarborough will explain the basics of how to raise chickens and Morgan Pinkerton will show how to raise honeybees at home. www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA_zzhd4yjw

Our fifth session will be an open Q&A session with all our previous presenters and special University of Florida guests from administration. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FP9pyXasT8
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Diagnosing Plant Problems Part 2

Diagnosing Plant Problems Part 2

Feb 2, 10:00am - Feb 2, 11:00am

You can't hope to fix problems with your landscape plants or lawn if you don't know what's wrong! Learn how to go about diagnosing common plant and turf problems. In this second class of a two-part series we will cover how to go about accurately diagnosing what is wrong with your plant. Zoom registration is required at: ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-6przotHtbXoRssUTpkYoiZVe-FRRvV... See MoreSee Less

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Food Systems in Season- Session 5

Food Systems in Season- Session 5

Feb 4, 10:00am - Feb 4, 11:00am

Are you interested in creating a more resilient food system for yourself and your family? Join Extension experts from the University of Florida on YouTube Live to learn about growing vegetables, raising chickens, hydroponics, preserving your harvest and much more! Our fifth session will be an open Q&A session with all our previous presenters and special University of Florida guests from administration. Join us on YouTube Live at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FP9pyXasT8 Just be sure to bring your questions!... See MoreSee Less

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UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course - Virtual Option

UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course - Virtual Option

Feb 7, 9:00am

Note: This is the virtual class option for this course.

When: February 7-9, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Zoom platform (live classroom)

Did you know you need a certificate (license) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when a drone is operated professionally?

This virtual course is designed to help prepare those who want to incorporate drones into their professional career and need to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

Course will cover regulations, airspace, sectionals, weather and performance, restricted areas, airport operations, and communication. Practice tests will be provided.

Books and class activity kit will be mailed directly to the address of the individual registered for the course prior to the start of the course. Cost of these items are covered in the course registration fee. Registration will close January 30, 2022, at 11:00 p.m. to give time for course materials to arrive via postal service.

This course is taught by Brittany Scharf, Stacy Strickland, Kalan Taylor, Matt Smith, and Tim Wilson.

Note: This course does not teach participants how to fly a drone and does not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

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UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course In-Person Option

UF/IFAS Drone Prep Course In-Person Option

Feb 10, 9:00am - Feb 11, 3:30pm

NOTE - This is an in-person classroom.

When: February 10 - 11, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, 7620 State Rte 471, Bushnell, FL 33513

Did you know you need a certificate (license) through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) when a drone is operated professionally?

This in-person course is designed to help prepare those who want to incorporate drones into their professional career and need to pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

Course will cover regulations, airspace, sectionals, weather and performance, restricted areas, airport operations, and communication. Practice tests will be provided.

Books and class activity kit are covered in the course registration fee.

Registration will close February 8, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

This course is taught by Brittany Scharf, Stacy Strickland, Kalan Taylor, Matt Smith, and Tim Wilson.

Note: This course does not cover the cost of the FAA Part 107 knowledge test.

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Volunteer Horseshoe Crab Watch Spring Training Workshop

Volunteer Horseshoe Crab Watch Spring Training Workshop

Feb 18, 1:00pm - Feb 18, 4:30pm

University of Florida/IFAS Extension at Hernando County16110 Aviation LoopBrooksville, FL34604 Map

Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 4:30pm
Location: UF/IFAS Extension Hernando (16110 Aviation Loop Drive)
Registration: springcrab2022.eventbrite.ca

Linked with Limulus! Did you know that horseshoe crabs are important ecologically and economically? Their blood is used to ensure sterility of medical equipment and their eggs serve as an important food source for migrating birds.

Since 2015, The University of Florida has partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to better understand horseshoe crab populations in Florida. This effort has expanded throughout many locations along Florida's coast and we need your help!

Want to help us locate tagged horseshoe crabs in the Big Bend Region? We are looking for volunteers to help us scout during their spawning times in February, March, and April.

Training workshop will be a combination of classroom and field activities.

The program is family friendly. Registration is required. Must have personal transportation. Volunteers will be walking in knee-deep water during the surveys.

More information will be provided to volunteers that register for the program. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Scharf (bhallscharf@ufl.edu).

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