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Cortez Kind: Celebrating Over 100 Years of Commercial Fishing


January 17, 2023

41st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: The Cortez Kind are Getting Ready to Party with a Purpose! Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cortez, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County, Manatee County Extension, Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County, Seafood, Working Waterfronts

UF study: Florida’s 76,000 ponds emit more carbon than they store

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March 9, 2022

When you look at ponds, you might see birds and fish, but you probably don’t think about carbon. In fact, Florida’s 76,000 ponds store plenty of carbon, and a lot of it escapes into the atmosphere. In fact, ponds lose more carbon via ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Audrey Goekner, Carbon, Development, Emission, Gas, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Manatee County, Mary Lusk, Muck, Ponds, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Ponds, Urbanization

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

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February 9, 2021

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students face ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Covid-19, Environment, Envirothon, Livestock, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Soil And Water Conservation District, Soils, UF IFAS Extension, Water Conservation
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How to get the Manatee County Landscape BMP for the Fertilizer Ordinance while Social Distancing

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July 20, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewwNa5-Ie70 Who Needs the LBMP? All landscape maintenance professionals in Manatee County that ARE NOT applying fertilizer (other than clerical or administrative staff) must individually obtain a Landscape Best ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Horticulture, Professional Development, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMP, Fertilizer, LBMP, Manatee County

Attention Nature Lovers! The Florida Master Naturalist Program will be offering an Uplands Module Spring 2019.


March 6, 2019

UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County have released the dates for the Spring 2019 Uplands Module! Classes will be held every Thursday beginning on April 18th and running through May 23, 2019. This core ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Forests, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Manatee County, Natural Resources, Uplands

Manatee County Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards recognize agriculuturalists for acheivements


July 16, 2018

Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition of their contributions to the Manatee County Agriculture industry. Two awards are given annually; the Manatee County Outstanding Agriculturalist and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Horticulture, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Csnodgrass, Livestock, Manatee County, Manatee County Farm City Week, Vegetable

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