Tag Archive: Conservation

Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida

The Florida Panhandle received much needed rain this week, helping to alleviate dry conditions in many areas of the region. However, drought conditions persist in the rest of Florida. According to the US Drought Monitor drought conditions range from moderate in north central Florida to dire in the south-central portion of the state. Precipitation is …

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Water Conservation in the Landscape

  Extension agent Janet Bargar checks the water flow and direction of a pop-up irrigation system at a home. (AP photo/University of Florida/Josh Wickham) Early spring is a great time of year to reevaluate your lawn and landscape water needs. University of Florida studies have shown that in homes utilizing automatic sprinkler systems, 50% of …

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4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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Apply Now for 2013 Conservation Assistance from NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida encourages farmers and ranchers to submit applications now for several conservation programs. These programs may help eligible participants pay for conservation practices to prevent soil erosion, improve water quality, restore wetlands and provide habitat for wildlife.  Participation in all programs is voluntary. Although applications are …

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Marcus Edwards of Gadsden County Inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame.

At the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Southern Region in Destin, Florida, July 30, 2012 Marcus Edwards of the Sawdust Community in Gadsden County was inducted into the NACD Hall of Fame. Marcus was born September 4, 1934 in Sawdust, Florida, graduated from Greensboro High School in 1952, attended the …

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Panhandle Pollinator Conservation Short Course June 21

  Bumble bee with full pollen basket. Photo Credit: Tony Willis, wikipedia The Florida Game and Wildlife Conservation Commission, UF/IFAS Extension, NRCS, Wild Turkey Federation, and the Jackson Soil & Water District will be hosting the Panhandle Pollinator Conservation Short Course on Thursday, June 21.  The Short Course will be held at the Jackson County Extension Agriculture …

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