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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

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices,… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application,… Read More

Teaching with Passion

A group of young children excited by learning

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension… Read More

There’s No New Water

A circular symbol with arrows depicting recycling with text on interior stating "Save Water"

(This blog post is fourth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

Rusted letters spell STORM DRAIN

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy

Coastline with ocean, sky and palm trees

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… 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