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Signup opens for USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

Beef cattle at the Ona Range Cattle Research & Education Center. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS]

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 25, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus

fresh garden vegetables

By Sarah Bostick and Carol Wyatt-Evens Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating at the same time.  If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the sunshine… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers join list of Sarasota County Extension bloggers

Master Gardener Volunteer program members (blue shirts) help customers during the 2019 Annual UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Master Gardener Plant Sale and EdFest

By Carol Redmond Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member If you visit this site regularly, you are familiar with the user-friendly, evidence-based information available at your fingertips. This wealth of data, tips, techniques and more… Read More

Friends Groups offer continued learning for Florida Master Naturalists

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. By Holly Abeels & Katherine Clements… Read More