Category: UF/IFAS Extension

FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program on October 11, 2017, the first step in establishing a local program. Agreements still need to be signed with the PACE… Read More

Reviewing Basic Farm Conservation Practices

  Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use of Cover Crops This time of year, farmers… Read More

Precision Agriculture: A New Age of Farming

Precision agriculture technology has become one of the most popular fields of research worldwide. Science is continuously looking for more efficient ways to improve how we feed the world. Various technological aspects of precision farming utilize real time data and software analytics, (using GIS… Read More

Composting, Good for the Landscape and Environment

When you think of compost you may picture some ready to purchase bagged product that is used as a soil amendment for new plantings. You may not realize that yard waste and vegetable scraps from your kitchen can… Read More

Register now for the Sustainable Communities Workshop

Don’t miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Oct. 30 is the… Read More