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Mission of our Extension

Our ongoing research projects in forage and forest ecology, and sod-based rotation programs are closely aligned to outreach and extension. Our work focuses on generating, transmitting, applying and preserving my research outcomes for the direct benefit of external audiences and clienteles. Our applied research programs will be transmitted through the diverse activities, including but not limited to formal extension components and education. Our extension program is directed primarily to identify the impacts of soil health as affected by the agriculture and forestry management strategies and to educate extension agents, growers, and managers on the most appropriate management plans. Emphasis is given to lessen the harmful effects in soil biological processes caused by the fertilizers/chemicals/materials and to enhance the beneficial effects in soil health through the strategies to rebalance soil microbiomes. The broad goal is to develop the next generation management plan.

Activities we were involved or will participate in

2017, Perennial Peanut field day (NFREC), Field tours, June 2
2017, Art, Garden and Farm Family Festival (NFREC), Oct 7
2017, Tallahassee Science Festival, (Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee), booth setting, Oct 28
2017, 6-7th grade, Gadsden County Middle School Field Trip, in door lecture, July 13
2017, Beef Forage Field Day – Marianna, FL


Workshop leading:

2017, Fungal biology and Mushroom cultivation, (leon country extension office), May 24

2017, Diversity of Pleurotus and Oyster mushroom cultivation, (UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County), Sept 21

2017, Oyster mushroom cultivation (Tallahassee Nurseries, 2911 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee FL 32308), Oct 21