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CLASS: Meet the plant — Cucurbitaceae

pumpkins, melons, gourds and other cucurbitaceae

Our ‘Meet the Plant’ Series is an introduction to plant families of important agricultural and cultural crop plants. Each month, we will discuss the natural history, center of origin, phytochemistry, and agricultural history of different species within the… Read More

Meet Local Sarasota Farmers on the March 18 Eat Local Farm Tour

The public is welcome to register for a March 18 bus tour of five innovative small farms in Sarasota County, an opportunity for locavores to meet local food growers on their farms and learn about this exciting aspect of the local… Read More

SW Florida Small Farmers Network meets March 13 at Jubilee

Farmers discuss activity during a workshop

Join us for a special March 13 meeting of the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network at Jubilee Farm in Bradenton, and learn how farmer-to-farmer networks can help you. Farmer-to-farmer networks, like the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network (SWFSFN),… Read More

USDA workshops: Hurricane Irma recovery

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be hosting disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in Florida over the next few weeks. Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency will present information about the… Read More

Apply for USDA natural resources aid by Nov. 17

controlled burn on forest land

Agricultural landowners face a closing window to receive financial and technical aid to help protect natural resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has noted that applications for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program will close Nov. 17,… Read More

Sarasota, other Florida counties get drought aid

Dried and cracking sand in Florida

Due to the impacts of drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated as natural disaster areas numerous Florida counties, opening up federal emergency loans to farm operators there. The following release highlights key information, including affected… Read More

Poster contest highlights Native American heritage

Various posters from Native American Heritage Month

Highlight Native American heritage in a poster, and you could win $2,000 and the chance to showcase your artwork in federal offices. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is conducting the… Read More