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Shop Local in Manatee County

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April 2, 2024

Agriculture has always played a vital role in Manatee County’s economy. With more than 220,000 acres of land dedicated to agriculture production, its economic impact, which is estimated to be about $500 million, is only second to tourism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus Production, Commercial Fishing, Farms, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental Horticulture, Shop Local, Vegetable Crops
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Celebrating National Ag Day in Manatee County

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March 21, 2023

March 21st is National Agriculture Day! Founded in 1973, National Agriculture Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. This year's theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow", putting an emphasis on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Farmer, Farmers Market, Fresh From Florida, Horticulture, Livestock, Manatee County, Ornamental, Shop Local

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

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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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Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

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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

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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

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