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Soils Unit

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The Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service Soils Unit, in partnership with the NRCS/USDA and the Manatee River Soil & Water Conservation District, assists Manatee County's land owners with conserving their soil, water and other natural resources. The majority of conservation application is accomplished with local partners. Local, state and federal agencies and policy makers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science, suited to a customer's specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. Participation in our program is voluntary.

Conservation Assistance

Farm Bill Financial Assistance, National Resource Conservation Service, Conservation Technical Assistance, Environmental Quality Assistance Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, Longleaf Pine Initiative, Contact Information

Manatee River Soil and Water District

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Events

Calendar of Events

SOILS STORIES

Meeting Nutritional Requirements of Developing Heifers

A majority of the factors that affect the attainment of puberty in replacement heifers can be managed through nutrition. When developing a feeding program, there are several factors that should be considered to ensure that puberty is reached...
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World Soil Day is December 5th. This is what you can do!

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the...
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Hurricane Michael Agricultural Damage Assessment and Economic Impacts

October 10, 2018 will be a date that farmers and ranchers in the Central Panhandle of Florida will never forget as long as they live.  Hurricane Michael landed in Bay County with 155 mph winds (Category 5 = 157 mph), the most powerful winds...
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