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NEW! Manatee County Extension Blog
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Manatee County Ag Awards
Any Manatee County citizen may nominate individuals to be considered for inclusion in the Manatee County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Click here for nomination form.
USDA Farm Bill Programs Meeting
Please join the USDA Natural Resources
Conservation Service for our 2nd annual 2014 Farm Bill Programs
The September 15th meeting at the Turner Center in DeSoto County, is open to the public and we encourage all who have or will utilize programs (Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Hardee, DeSoto counties) to attend.
Representatives from other agencies will be on hand as well such as Farm Service Agency and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Financial assistance programs to implement conservation practices to address resource concerns will be discussed, as well as other programs.
A Working Group Meeting will also be held, where producers can let us know what resource issues they are having and how can we best address these issues through programs.
See the flyer for additional details.
Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance Training
Free online Landscape Best Management Practices (BMP) training now available in English and Spanish click here.
If you apply fertilizer click here for more information on Green Industries Best Management Practices.
Click here for a list of Manatee County companies that can apply fertilizer in Manatee County.
Mobile Irrigation Lab
Here's a valuable opportunity to conserve potable irrigation water use and save money! The Manatee County's Mobile Irrigation Lab will come to your residence or business to examine your irrigation practices and make specific recommendations to curtail water waste and improve your landscape. Possible rebate for reduced potable water use is available! More...
Citrus Greening & Citrus Canker Resources
Printable Driving Directions to the Extension Office - click here.