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Category: Agriculture

COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County

person getting tested for COVID-19 during drive-up testing

With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees.  Currently, Martin County offers testing in Indiantown and… Read More

Our Community Counts: Participating in the 2020 Census

picture of a clock and statement that it only takes 20 min to complete census

Census Data is Used in Distributing Federal Funds Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake when it comes to the US Census.  The Census data tells policy-makers how much funding is needed by individual communities for… Read More

Cost-Share & Technical Resources for Agribusinesses: Extension, FSA, and NRCS

cross-fencing in a pasture

UF/IFAS Extension and partner agencies, such as the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), offer cost-share and technical resources for agribusinesses.  Here are some highlights of available resources, which were originally presented in… Read More

Keeping Your Workplace Safe During the Pandemic: Tips for Employers

man working on farm

Keeping workplaces safe during the pandemic takes a cooperative effort between employers and employees.  Both need accurate, current information on precautions to keep themselves and others from being exposed to COVID-19.  Here are a few key actions and… Read More

Protect Yourself from COVID-19: Tips for Employees

agricultural worker walks through farm

Keeping workplaces safe during the pandemic takes a cooperative effort between employers and employees.  Both need accurate, current information on precautions to keep themselves and others from being exposed to COVID-19.  Here are a few key actions and… Read More

Actualizacion Sobre el COVID-19 o Coronavirus

sign partly in Spanish, thanking people for social distancing

Me complace presentarle a la Dra. Mary Ann Cabrera, Director Médico, Departamento de Salud de la Florida, Condados de Martin y Okeechobee. Médico de Salud Pública con más de 25 años de experiencia en Colombia y Estados Unidos…. Read More

Rain Sensors Help Protect Our River and Lagoon

irrigation running during flooding caused by recent rains

On a walk through neighborhoods between periods of heavy rain, have you ever seen sprinklers running unnecessarily?  During our rainy summers, the sight is pretty common, especially in the early mornings.  All the extra water can contribute to… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Information Employers Need to Share with Employees

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover steps employers can take to protect employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: Steps Employers Can Take to Protect Workers

sweet pepper ready for harvest; agricultural employers need to know steps they can take to keep their workers safe during the pandemic

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and what to do if… Read More

Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: When Employees are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

an agricultural worker starts new seedlings in trays; agricultural employers must manage COVID-19 to keep workers safe

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and steps employers can take… Read More