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Category: Crops

Pollinators are Focus of Farm City Week Speech Contest

Manatee County students in grades six through 12 were eligible to compete in the annual Farm City Week Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District speech contest on November 12th.  http://manateeriverswcd.com/  Designed to develop leadership through participation in public… Read More

Backyard Food Forest

Blueberry shrub in a food forest

Have you ever considered transforming your home landscape into a lush, thriving, food-producing system? Though it may seem like an impossible task, the design and creation of a backyard food forest is certainly possible. Our warm climate and… Read More

Lake Manatee Watershed is Focus of Spring Farm Tour

  The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Lake Manatee watershed. Our first stop was the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. On… Read More

USDA Helps Ag Producers Conserve Natural Resources

Application Deadline is Dec. 21 Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Dec. 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2019 funding…. Read More