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Category: Disaster Preparation

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

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

Homeowner’s Handbook updated to prepare Florida residents for disasters

Hurricanes and natural disasters are nothing new to Floridians, but we are in uncharted territory when we try to manage disasters during a pandemic. That makes making planning for disasters paramount. The second edition of the Homeowner’s Handbook… Read More

Hurricane Sally: UF/IFAS research plots destroyed; 4-H Camp Timpoochee loses sea wall

Hurricane Sally damaged several UF/IFAS facilities and research sites in the Florida Panhandle last week. The teaching, research and outreach activities at these locations support the region’s agricultural and natural resources industries, local residents, families and youth. “All… Read More