On July 19, 2023 the Southwest Small Farmer Network held the summer meeting at FruitScapes, LLC on Pine Island in Lee County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight the resiliency of producers on Pine Island which was devastated by Hurricane ... READ MORE
We are in Hurricane Season now through November 30th. Are you ready? It is time to review your hurricane plan and read about disaster preparedness resources to help you implement your plans. These annual reminders and resource links are meant ... READ MORE
The Pensacola area has had its fair share of rough weather lately. While the recent storms were not hurricanes, the rainfall totals rivaled many tropical storms, and the lighting and wind were disastrous. A tornado caused significant damage, ... READ MORE
Fruit trees are vulnerable to the destructive forces of hurricanes. As climate change leads to more intense and frequent storms, it is crucial for fruit tree growers to prioritize hurricane preparedness. This blog aims to provide essential guidelines ... READ MORE
Broward County Florida experienced unprecedented, historic flooding, like we have never seen before. We had repeated flash flood and tornado warnings which weren’t for the faint of heart. The downpour of rain didn’t seem to stop. The skies ... READ MORE
On Thursday, December 1st Nassau County 4-H and Emergency Management celebrated the graduation of their 5th Youth Emergency Team (YET) cadre. Far too often in life youth are expected to follow an adult’s lead, especially in emergency situations. ... READ MORE
After a hurricane, flooding and scattered debris that hold water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
“An increase in mosquito numbers can most likely be expected in the weeks following a hurricane,” said Eva Buckner, an assistant ... READ MORE
Three Wakulla 4-H youth members are blazing a trail for other Florida 4-H youth all the way to Dallas, Texas this October. Cayle Rogers, Brooklynn Green, and Noah Pearson will represent the state 4-H program as the first Florida team to compete ... READ MORE
We have officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. To help prepare, consumers can purchase qualifying supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The sales ... READ MORE
Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida.
Unfortunately, so are hurricanes.
These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE