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Spring Farm Tour 2022


March 17, 2022

The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought over eighty participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Manatee County. Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District board ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Soil And Water Conservation District

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
orange grove

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

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety


June 2, 2021

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Financial Assistance, Hurricane, Hurricane Season, NRCS, Technical Assistance, UF/IFAS Extension, USDA
orange grove

USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program


February 25, 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2018 Farm Bill, Conservation, Conservation Activities, CSP, NRCS

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, 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
horses in field

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources


October 16, 2020

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bobwhite Quail, Conservation, EQIP, Horticulture, Livestock, Longleaf Pine, NRCS, Organic, Soil Health, Water Conservation

Environmental Impacts of Ranching


August 5, 2020

Looking out over the picturesque fields of lush green grasses growing and cattle grazing may be the best view of all. How does that view affect our environment? Depending on which day it is, you may come across a news story showing how ranchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Livestock, Natural Resources
Tags: #manateebeef, Agriculture Literacy, Christa Kirby, Environmental Education, Livestock, Manatee County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
cow in woods

2018 Farm Bill Programs


August 4, 2020

Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, includes many programs to support conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers across the country - these ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Environment, Farming, Financial Assistance, NRCS, Ranching, Soils, Water Conservation

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