As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Manatee County has a rich history in celebrating Farm City Week. Each year this week is filled with agricultural events and celebrations for the community to enjoy. One unique event is the Manatee County Farm City Week Beef Workshop and Prospect ... READ MORE
For the past several years the Florida Cattlemen’s Association leadership has encouraged their membership to promote the industry and how it affects their life. Some of the campaigns have been “Tell Your Story”, “Find a Way” and “Show ... READ MORE
Environmental Quality Incentives Program-Livestock
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides cost sharing programs for producers to help improve conservation value of their lands. These programs and the related free technical ... READ MORE
The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Lake Manatee watershed.
Our first stop was the Manatee County Water Treatment ... READ MORE
Application Deadline is Dec. 21
Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Dec. 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program ... READ MORE
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
A collection of aerial photographs of Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties is housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Manasota Service Center. These aerials are used extensively in agriculture, conservation, urbanization, ... READ MORE
Conservation awards presented at year end 4-H and FFA banquets
At the end of each school year, the Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District (MRSWCD) sponsors a Conservation Award for one student from each FFA or 4-H chapter who ... READ MORE
Grazing management is often defined as the manipulation of livestock grazing methods to reach the overall desired results. The way you manage your grazing system can be determined by the type of forage species on your operation, the nutritional ... READ MORE