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


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


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

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

2018 Water School in Manatee County: Registration now Open!


July 12, 2018

Manatee County Water School & Bus/Boat Tour Now Open for Registration! Come “cool down” with us this summer at Water School. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Manatee County’s most precious resource, Water School is for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Fisheries, Florida Friendly Landscape, Manatee County, Water Conservation

Importance of Soil Testing for Pasture Grasses


February 7, 2018

When preparing newly established pastures or already established pastures for the growing season the first step should be collecting soil samples. Producers who sample in the Fall and Winter have a head start on those that wait until Spring. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Christa Kirby, Fertilizer, IFAS, Livestock, Manatee County, Pasture Management, Soil

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