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Signup opens for USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

Beef cattle at the Ona Range Cattle Research & Education Center. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS]

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 25, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship… Read More

Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!

Drip tubing punctured with holes for microirrigation

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it “micro” compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners…. Read More

Explore the tiny world of nature, with the Explore Your World backpack magnifying glass

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Here’s a fun option to get the family outdoors. The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS… Read More

Sara-Bay Financial goes Green (Business)

Green Business Partnership logo, with UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County Government logos

We’re proud to announce our latest Green Business partner: Sara-Bay Financial. About Sara-Bay Financial A Sarasota registered investment advisor, founded in 1993, Sara-Bay Financial offers both growth and dividend income options, ranging from individual stocks… Read More

Aid available for farmers, ranchers to conserve natural resources

Agriculture equipment operators work in a field. [CREDIT: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a Nov. 20 deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Icentives Program (EQIP), a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news… Read More

Early leak detection saves water and money

Pipes being repaired with wrenches

A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You… Read More