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Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing


December 15, 2021

One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
close up of sunn hemp cover crop. Cover crops can be part of a sustainable agricultural operation.

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers


September 30, 2021

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 operations, I am still excited ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Martin County, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals


September 24, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, GIBMP, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional


September 24, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
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Teaching with Passion


July 29, 2021

(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 agents, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #IFASWater, 4-H, CALS, Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, Internship, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension, Youth Development
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There’s No New Water


July 9, 2021

(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 on the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #IFASWater, 4-H, Conservation, Environment, Florida Sea Grant, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

Seguro Médico para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas


February 24, 2021

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 mayo de 2021, el seguro ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker
Farmworkers harvesting food crop in Martin County.

Health Insurance for Farmers and Farmworkers


February 24, 2021

This article discusses some of the reasons why farmers and farmworkers could especially benefit from opportunities to obtain health insurance coverage. Through May 15, 2021, health insurance is available through the Affordable Care Act special ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker
Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

Medical Insurance Available Through August 15, 2021


February 24, 2021

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 Affordable Care Act ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker
Cut-outs of a family, with hearts and a stethoscope for an article about enrolling for Affordable Care Act health insurance.

Seguro Médico Disponible Hasta Agosto 15, 2021


February 24, 2021

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 Bajo Precio (ACA) tiene como objetivo ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Espanol, Green Industry, Martin County, Safety, UF/IFAS Extension, Worker

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