Providing research-based horticultural education and information to Okaloosa County residents since 1995.

Okaloosa County At A Glance

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  • Our plant hardiness zone is 8a and b. Our heat zone is 9.
  • The average annual temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Summer highs can be in the 90's and winter lows can occasionally dip below freezing. Temperatures vary between the northern and southern  parts of the county.
  • Our first average frost is November 15th and the last average frost is March 15th.
  • Our growing season is from mid-March to mid-November.
  • Average yearly rainfall is 62 inches. Monthly average is 5.1 inches. Expect the most rain in July and the least amounts from October to February.

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Delivered Monday and Friday at 5 am and 12 noon by

Horticulture Extension Agent, Larry Williams and Agriculture Extension Agent, Jennifer Bearden.

Broadcasts are aired on WAAZ 104.7FM following the local news and weather.