Volunteers provide important support for conservation in Florida
At NRCS, volunteers allow the agency to stretch available resources, improve customer service and help the environment for all of us.  Join the Earth Team.
Gainesville Wetland a Local Retreat

Just south of Gainesville, Fl., you can explore 1,060 acres of fresh water marsh, and while strolling down the six and a half mile levy trail you might just startle some wood ducks, catch a glimpse of a bobcat, see a Round-tailed Muskrat, and even spot a sandhill crane or bald eagle.

Profile in Soil Health - Kirk Brock

If Kirk Brock had to go back to conventional farming, he says he would “just quit and go do something else.”  With his soil health-building no-till and cover crop system, Mr. Brock doesn’t have to worry as much about timely rainfall events. 

Gainesville Couple Creates Artisan Cheese, Preserves Way of Life

The Mims run a dairy, make cheese and enjoy the wildlife on their property. They are considering the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program as a means of protecting their way of life.  

Florida Gulf of Mexico Initiative Helping Farmers in Gulf Region

A USDA initiative is helping Florida's Gulf Coast farmers make improvements in their operations to help prevent runoff and erosion from ultimately reaching the Gulf.

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2014

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