January is Teen Driving Awareness Month
January is Teen Driving Awareness Month. If you’re the parent of a teen driver (or soon-to-be driver), you want to make sure you are doing all you can to keep them safe on the road. By learning about the leading causes of teen crashes, you can teach your teens how to be prepared, reduce risks, and stay safe. Read More
Right-of-Way Pesticide License Review & Exam
February 18 - This class is a review for anyone needing to add a Right-of-Way category to the Pesticide Applicator License under Chapter 487, Florida Statutes. The class is also for current Right-of-Way Pesticide Applicator License holders needing CEU's for their license. Right-of-Way Exam will be given after class for those that need it. Pre-registration and payment is required. Snacks provided.
Aquatic Pesticide License Review & Exam
February 25 - Aquatic Pest Control license review and CEU's training - For applicators needing Continuing Education Units for an existing license, or a license review and test for those needing this category. Four Aquatic CEU's available. The exam will be administered after the class. Registration is required and snacks provided. Recommended Study Materials are available from IFAS Bookstore or some books may be available through the Cocoa Extension Office. Please call 633-1702 to check for availability. To purchase from the IFAS Bookstore, order online or call 1-800-226-1764.
For-Hire Fishing Workshop
February 27 - Join us for an exciting new opportunity! The inaugural "For-Hire" fishing workshop from Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension will give you new ideas and proven advice that will help you grow your fishing business!
You will connect with experts in your community, learn how to get involved in fisheries research opportunities, and get answers to the business questions and challenges that will keep you ahead of the competition.
Current topics and speakers include:
- Business Planning - Larry Smith, SCORE
- Catch Big Fish with Social Media - Tami Patzer, Total Audience Market Immersion TAMI LLC
- Florida MarketMaker - Wendi Bellows, University of Florida
- Fisheries Monitoring in the Indian River Lagoon and Nearshore Waters - Dr. Richard Paperno, FWRI Indian River Field Laboratory
- The Science of Barotrauma and Deepwater Release Tool - Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant
The cost is $25 and includes materials, lunch and refreshments.
Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Seminar
March 7 - The Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM Seminar is coming again and it will be held in conjunction with the FIT Botanical Fest in Melbourne. Come learn how to create a Florida-Friendly LandscapeTM with six free presentations available. In addition to the talks, there will also be exhibits, vendors and lots of plants for sale! The event will be held on Saturday, March 7th. The Botanical Fest will begin at 8 am and the presentations will be held from 9 am until 1:15 pm in the Gleason Auditorium right next to the garden.
Yum! Choices in the Lunchroom
Youth have a lot of choices when it comes to deciding what to eat in the lunchroom. With guidelines on healthier choices and options ranging from milk to vegetables, this short five minute video helps youth understand how and what to select.
Tips to make the holidays easier
How to buy fresh fish
Brevard County is a great place to live especially if you enjoy fresh fish. This fact sheet explains some of the most common cuts of Finfish (any fish other than shellfish) you will find at local seafood markets. When buying fresh fish, ask your seafood dealer or fishmonger if he can customize your cut according to the recipe you will be using. Read More.
Learn how to care for your backyard chickens
Dr. Michael Davis' Feathered Facts, covers everything you wanted to know (and more) about caring for your chickens.
My Brevard Yard Workshops
Sign up for the My Brevard Yard Workshop and learn how you can have a healthy lawn and protect our waterways!
One or three-hour workshops are available. Longer workshops are great for municipalities, homeowner associations, and other large groups. Call 321.633.1702 x 222 or Email to schedule a group workshop.
Soil Testing Information
Use these forms to send samples to the UF/IFAS Extension Soil Testing Laboratory
Call a Master Gardener
You can do your part to protect water quality by following a few simple steps toward making your yard Florida Friendly. For help with your lawn and landscape, call or email a Master Gardener at 321.633.1702.
Soil and Water Conservation District
The Brevard Soil and Water Conservation District assists farmers and ranchers with applying Best Management Practices to their operations.
Contact Dave Millard at 633-1702 x241 or email Dave Millard for assistance.