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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

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December 2022

Recommendations for your apiary in December 2022: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small...
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Antimicrobial resistance, a key component of One Health

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent topics that needs to be addressed in the One Health field. At the end of ...
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Florida’s Rangeland

Rangelands in Florida are land with native vegetation that have adapted to Florida’s conditions and during the winter months these rangelands are grazed by livestock. Florida is home to 350 native grass species, but no native grasses are used...
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