This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Posts from Agent's Update--Online Magazine for 06/27/2011
The FNGLA Carl F. Cowgill Youth Scholarship is available from the FNGLA. If you know somebody who is a college student from Hillsborough County that is pursuing a degree that will lead to employment within the environmental horticulture industry, this scholarship would apply to them. The FNGLA awards up to 5 scholarships each year based upon the merit and needs of the students. The FNGLA holds
To Everyone Interested in Florida's Small Farms, Become an active part of the fastest growing segment of all Florida agriculture, that is....the small farms industry. If you desire local food systems that support family farms, conserve natural resources and provide affordable, healthy and delicious food for your family's table, stand up and be counted! Never before has the future looked
This in from SWFWMD Community Affairs... The Southwest Florida Water Management District's new regulatory rules took effect today for existing and future water use permit holders in the Dover/Plant City area with crops that require frost/freeze protection. The District developed the new rules in response to the unprecedented 11-day January 2010 freeze event, which resulted in more than 750 dry
This in from the USDA... If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic, or because you are female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. You may be eligible if: 1. you sought a farm loan or farm-loan servicing from USDA during that period; and 2. the loan was denied,
Two new classes will be offered at HCC this summer from Sean Nordquist. One will be a Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Certified Horticultural Professional. The other will be Design Your Own Landscape: Introducing Circles, Curves and Color. Both classes will be offered at the Plant City Campus of HCC. If you are interested please give Mr. Nordquist a call 813-757-2186.
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