2017 County Recycled Yard Art Contest

Beef Cattle Management School: August 7th-11th

DIY Hydroponics Workshop: June 29th

July 2017 Florida Master Money Mentor Training

2017 Arbor Day Mail Art and Written Contests

Personal Finance Webinars

One-on-One Financial Guidance

Workshops: Compost, Water-Wise, Rainwater


Trees & Drought in West-Central Florida

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 the National Weather Service, Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL issued the following statement concerning drought conditions in our region:

Extreme Drought continues over portions of the interior peninsula (Polk County) with Severe Drought persisting across most of West Central and Southwest Florida.


Tree Care and Drought
Homeowner tips on recognizing sign of tree drought stress and possible use of irrigation to protect young and mature trees.

Common Causes of Oak Mortality
A complete, and detailed technical report on drought and tree mortality.


2017 County Recycled Yard Art Contest

Join us at the Hillsborough County Fair October 19-22 and Oct 26-29 for the 2017 Recycled Yard Art Contest! Accepting two and three dimensional art created from items already used for their original purpose. Winners will be chosen in one of four categories: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult consisting of individual and group submissions.

Click here for the Flyer
Click here for the Submission Rules
Click here for the Entry Form


Beef Cattle Management School with Artificial Insemination (August 7-11)

This week long school is for the serious cattle producers interested in improving their bottom line. All factors involved in reproduction management of the beef cattle herd are covered including artificial insemination and pregnancy determination. Morning instruction and practice is conducted in the cow pens and the afternoon sessions are in an a/c classroom. Noon cooked meals, all books, and supplies are included. Limited seating available and registration will be handled on a first come/first served basis.

Date: August 7th - 11th, 2017

Location: Deseret Ranches
13754 Deseret lane, St. Cloud, FL 34773

Click here for event information flyer

Click here to register on Eventbrite


DIY Hydroponics Workshop

Learn more about personal finance and then share that knowledge with others.

Date: Thursday, June 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Online Registration:
$10 (plus tax)
No at-the-door registration available. Dinner will be provided.

This program is for people interested in building their own hydroponic system, how to set it up, the advantages of DIY, formulating your nutrients and saving hundreds of dollars. This is an opportunity to start a new hobby at home, grow your own food, or even start a small business! An investment with immediate great returns.

Click here to register on Eventbrite
Click here to download information flyer

July 2017 Florida Master Money Mentor Training

Learn more about personal finance and then share that knowledge with others.

July 13, 20, 27, and August 3
from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Participants are required to attend all sessions.

Hillsborough County Extension Office
5339 County Road 579, Seffner, FL 33584

Registration deadline: July 5, 2017
Seating is limited so register early.

Cost: $16.00
covers all sessions.

Registration and additional information at https://2017fmmm.eventbrite.com

2017 Arbor Day Mail Art and Written Contests


Celebrate trees this Arbor Day by sending mail art and written pieces to the Hillsborough County Extension office. Be creative and have fun!

Winners will receive a tree and a planting kit that may include:

  • One, 7-gal. tree
  • Pruners
  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Fertilizer

Flyer for Mail Art Contest

Flyer for Written Word Contest

DEADLINE: April 14th, 2017


Personal Finance Webinars

Live Interactive Online Classes
Cost: Free
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Social Security Retirement Benefits

Thursday, May 4

Presenter: Daryl Rosenthal, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

Discussion will include the importance of opening and using a mySocial Security account, ways to maximize your benefit, rules allowing you to work and collect benefits, whether you will be eligible as a spouse or survivor, and what you can learn from using the SSA website.

Click Here to Register


One-on-One Financial Guidance

Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one basic personal financial management guidance at Hillsborough County Extension.p>

Click here for Information on how easy it is to gain assistance with financial management.

Monthly Compost, Water-Wise, Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

Monthly triple workshop
Register for one, two or all

Pre-registration required:      Click Here


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