Tag: conservation

USDA conservation stewardship enrollment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a May 10 deadline to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program, a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news release, as follows: USDA Announces… Read More

Professional landscape management resources

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County offers professional landscape management training and resources which promote environmentally sound use of irrigation, fertilizers, and pesticides by industry professionals, and offers training and continuing education units to maintain or renew licenses. Tree Trimmer Workshop… Read More

Are You Florida-Friendly?

  Learning to Landscape If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the… Read More

National Ag Week: A Q&A with UF/IFAS Faculty Jennifer Clark

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) During 2019, National Ag Week occurs March 10-16. The week recognizes and celebrates the producers, associations, corporations, universities, governments agencies and others across the nation who contribute… Read More

Spend a moment with a Florida Master Naturalist

Derek Wiberg, a certified Florida Master Naturalist, shares his insights and experience with Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Instructor Katherine Clements. Derek is a Harvard-trained educator experienced in environmental science and guiding rain forest tours in Costa Rica. When he… Read More