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Category: Disaster Preparation

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a full… Read More

Martin County Producers and Tropical Storm Eta

Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage, recovering, and preparing for the future. Additionally, to help… Read More

Resources for Storm Recovery

Tropical Storm Eta added to the heavy rainfall our area has experienced recently, worsening flooding and causing some wind damage in many parts of Martin County.  Nursery and vegetable growers are facing potential losses of their crops and… Read More

Using CFAP2 Funding in Marketing to Local Consumers

This article shares information on the 2nd iteration of CFAP funding and ways growers can use the funds in marketing their products to local consumers.  Marketing recommendations are based on a focus group study conducted by the UF/IFAS… Read More

Hurricane Prep for your Pool

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm.  Following are some tips, do’s and don’ts when it comes to pool… Read More

The 2020 Peanut Butter Challenge

Spread the Word… Peanut Butter Fights Hunger! By Yvonne Florian and Christine Kelly-Begazo Join the 2020 UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge, October 1st – November 25th, 2020.  Challenge your friends, family, civic groups, and 4-H clubs to gather and… Read More

COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County

With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees.  Currently, Martin County offers testing in Indiantown and… Read More

Homeowner’s Handbook – Prepare for Natural Disasters

Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image below for the printable 133p manual. Click on the Homeowner’s Handbook image above for the printable 133p manual. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized… Read More