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Application Deadline Approaching for Financial Assistance

Deadline is October 21st! Time is running out for Florida farmers,ranchers and forest owners to apply for financial and technical assistance for FY2017 by the deadline from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Find out how to apply from your district conservationist for Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte, Israel Vega, Sarasota Field Office, 941-907-0011, and  For more information, click here.

2016 Manatee County Water School

October 17-18, 2016 - Want to learn more about Manatee County's water resources and the challenges facing them now and in the future?  Then join us for this exciting 2-day workshop that will incorporate expert speakers from around the state as well as a guided bus tour around the county.  The cost is only $45/person for both days.  Seating is limited, so register today!  For more information, click here.

 2016 Farm City Week Agricultural Bus Tour

November 18, 2016 - Registration is now open for the 2016 Farm City Week Agricultural Bus Tour. This year's stops include Dakin Dairy, Char-O-Lot Ranch, Mariposa Nursery & Retail Garden Center, and 4-Star Tomato, Inc.  You can choose from an 8:00am or a 9:00am departure time. This event is very popular and fills up fast, so click here to make your registration today!  You can also register by phone by calling (941) 722-4524.

Creeping Indigo Fact Sheet

Find out more about this toxic weed here.

GI-BMP LogoManatee 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.

watering canMobile 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...

orangesCitrus Greening & Citrus Canker Resources

Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC)
CREC Citrus Canker Extension  More...
CREC Citrus Greening Extension  More...

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Quarterly Calendar of Events for Residential Classes - click here.