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Ag land conservation easement signup open

a wetlands natural area under blue skies is shown from Paynes Prairie outside Gainesville, Florida

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 3, re the conservation easement program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-514-8292 2020 Ag Land Conservation Easement Signup… Read More

Sarasota County ag community prepares for storm issues

A Sarasota County barn shows severe damage from a recent storm

By SARAH BOSTICK Sustainable Agriculture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters is a very big job in our state, and one not limited to our urban areas. It is… Read More

USDA conservation stewardship enrollment

florida scrub jay perches in the wild

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a May 10 deadline to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program, a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news release, as… Read More

CLASS: Meet the plant — Cucurbitaceae

pumpkins, melons, gourds and other cucurbitaceae

Our ‘Meet the Plant’ Series is an introduction to plant families of important agricultural and cultural crop plants. Each month, we will discuss the natural history, center of origin, phytochemistry, and agricultural history of different… Read More

Meet Local Sarasota Farmers on the March 18 Eat Local Farm Tour

The public is welcome to register for a March 18 bus tour of five innovative small farms in Sarasota County, an opportunity for locavores to meet local food growers on their farms and learn about this exciting aspect… Read More