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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

Envirothon, Speech Contest, Land Judging, Spring Farm Tour, Newsletter, Board Information, Aerial Maps, Contact Information

Events

Calendar of Events

SOILS STORIES

UF flower bud advisories resume

BY RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- The University of Florida will resume providing growers regular flower bud advisories as the critical time for citrus grove management begins this winter. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...
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Demographic Trends in Ranching

Statistics are changing, no secret there. Our industry changes by the year, cattle prices go up and down, conservation programs come and go, breed trends change and let’s not get into the weather. One trend that isn’t usually highlighted is...
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UF/IFAS Spotlights: Brittany Lee, advocate for Florida ag

If Florida agriculture is on the agenda, chances are Brittany Lee is on—or leading—the committee. The executive director of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Brittany is a...
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