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Florida NRCS Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup


November 2, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cost Share, CSP, NRCS
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Farm City Week 2021 Celebrate Partnerships Between Farmers and Their Community


October 27, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm City Week, Farm Tour, Manatee County

From The Garden Bench: Swamp Sunflower


August 23, 2021

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 may not be as common in the ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fall Gardening, Master Gardener, Pollinator Gardening, Pollinators, Sunflower, Swamp Sunflower, Wildflowers

It’s getting hot out there…protect yourself!


July 12, 2021

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 June, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Heat Injury, Heat Stress, Hot, Prohort, Swprohort
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Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources


June 22, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Environmental Quality Incentives Program, EQIP, Farming, Financial Assistance, Natural Resource Conservation Service, NRCS, Soil Health, USDA

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