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Category: Conservation

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

One Fish, two fish, twelve years of huge fish: Florida Sea Grant’s Great Goliath Grouper Count

Goliath grouper

Every June, dozens of divers across the state embark on a search for one of Florida’s most quintessential and charismatic reef fish. Since 2010, these citizen scientists have been providing data regarding Goliath grouper presence… 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

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

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 from a… Read More

USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program

orange grove

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 landowners earn payments… Read More

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

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… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

horses in field

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 assistance… Read More

Environmental Impacts of Ranching

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… Read More

2018 Farm Bill Programs

cow in woods

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… Read More