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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

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition

Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated.  FFA and 4-H...
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Event: Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting November 5th

We are pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Small Farmers Network Meeting @ Oakes Demo Farm in Naples, FL WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Oakes Demo Farm, Deer Run Lane, Naples, FL 34120 WHAT: The SWFL...
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Notes and news about the forage management tour

By Angela Bright UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County staff I recently had the opportunity to take part in the South Florida Forage Management Tour and Workshop, a day-long tour of local farms to showcase their operations...
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