Canine Sports Injuries & Arthroscopy - Free Seminar

Canine sports injuriesDid you know that 1 in 3 pets that participate in agility and competitive sport are expected to experience an injury during their lifetime? Learn more about types of injuries, treatment options, and recovery in this free seminar taught by Dr. Scott Goett, Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon. Seating is limited, so register now!

Does it Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Does it cost more to eat healthy?Many people claim that it costs more to eat healthy, but does it really? According to UF/IFAS Extension experts in Brevard County, it really depends on how you total the costs. Read More.

Registration Opens for the Popular 4-H Market Poultry Project

4-H Market Poultry ProjectJoin 4-H and be a part of the 2015 Market Poultry Project. For youth ages 5-18. Project starts in April 2015 and runs through October 2015. Youth learn how to care for a trio of chickens and sell them at the Brevard County Fair auction.

Can't raise chickens at home? No problem! You can house your chickens at the UF/IFAS Extension coops in Cocoa or Wickham Park Equestrian Arena.

To register or for more information, contact Vanessa Spero-Swingle, 4-H Extension Agent at 321-633-1702 ext 231.

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.

Eventbrite - Aquatic Pesticide Review, Exam and CEU Training

For-Hire Fishing Workshop

For-hire fishing workshopFebruary 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.

Eventbrite - For-Hire Fishing Workshop

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.

Eventbrite - Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Seminar


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My Brevard Yard Workshops

My Brevard YardSign 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

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.

Brevard County Farmers Market

The Brevard County Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 3-6pm and is located at the Equestrian Center in Wickham Park. More info...