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Category: Farm Management

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers

close up of sunn hemp cover crop. Cover crops can be part of a sustainable agricultural operation.

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their… Read More

Seguro Médico para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas

Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

Este artículo analiza algunas de las razones por las que los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas podrían beneficiarse especialmente de las oportunidades de obtener cobertura de seguro médico. Hasta el 15 de agosto de 2021,… Read More

Health Insurance for Farmers and Farmworkers

Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

This article (also available in Spanish) discusses some of the reasons why farmers and farmworkers could especially benefit from opportunities to obtain health insurance coverage. Through August 15, 2021, health insurance is available through the… Read More

Medical Insurance Available Through August 15, 2021

Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

If you don’t have health insurance or want to change your insurance coverage, read on for more information.  This article is also available in Spanish. What is the Affordable Care Act? Also known “Obamacare”, the… Read More

Seguro Médico Disponible Hasta Agosto 15, 2021

Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

Si no tiene seguro médico o desea cambiarlo, lea para obtener más información. ¿Qué es la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio? También conocida como “Obamacare”, La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a… Read More

Resources for Storm Recovery

photos of storm damage to nurseries and farms & title "Tropical Storm Eta"

Tropical Storm Eta added to the heavy rainfall our area has experienced recently, worsening flooding and causing some wind damage in many parts of Martin County.  Nursery and vegetable growers are facing potential losses of… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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… Read More