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Category: Agriculture

Florida NRCS Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup

GAINESVILLE, Florida, November 2, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from Florida for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners looking to… Read More

Farm City Week 2021 Celebrate Partnerships Between Farmers and Their Community

UF IFAS farm stand

Farm City Week celebrates a week and a half prior to Thanksgiving: Nov. 8-20, 2021. The 2021 theme is “Agriculture: Pathways to Preservation.  This week’s celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that… Read More

From The Garden Bench: Swamp Sunflower

A Native Fall Winner: Swamp Sunflower by: Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer As summer flowers fade, we still have many later blooming native plants to bring us color and provide food for wildlife. One that… Read More

It’s getting hot out there…protect yourself!

photo credit  Jay Janner | American-Statesman Report shows 215 people died in Florida from heat-related causes in the last 10 years. Of the 215 people who died from heat-related reasons, the highest number of fatalities occurred in… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

orange grove

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental… Read More