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Martin County, Florida Food System Study

FE1071/FE1071 by Yvette Goodiel, William A. Messina, Jr., Lisa House, and Carol RobertsMay 1st, 2023Martin County, Florida has a rich agricultural history with farming and cattle ranching being important economic drivers since the early 1930s. Nevertheless, the county struggles to meet the balance between food supply and demand. Farmers often face challenges finding sizable, secure, well-paying markets, and the most consumers do not participate in local food transactions. This article summarizes two studies conducted to examine agricultural production in Martin County and its food processing, distribution and marketing systems and infrastructure to better identify potential constraints and opportunities for the local food system.

Recommended Native Landscape Plants for Florida's Treasure Coast

EP348/ENH1082 by Sandra B. Wilson, Judith A. Gersony, Keona L. Nolan, Janice C. Broda, and Edward A. Skvarch, Jr.January 8th, 2021

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Ken GioeliMay 3rd, 2023About Lakeside Ranch STA On an early Saturday morning in April, I went on an amazing birding excursion at Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area (STA).  South Florida Water Management District manages the approximately 2,700 acre site which is available for visitors on foot or on a bicycle.  Its main function is to improve water quality […]

2023 Water Ambassador Webinar Series

Lisa KrimskyFebruary 20th, 2023The Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series is back for 2023! Join UF/IFAS Extension for the Virtual Water Ambassador lunch and learn webinar series. The Water Ambassador Program is an educational partnership between Martin County and UF/IFAS Extension that unites and empowers residents who have an interest in protecting local waterways and giving back […]

Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers

Yvette GoodielFebruary 8th, 2023Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops. Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. Additionally, good irrigation management is vital in conserving water and preventing fertilizer runoff and leaching. It can […]

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