SWFWMD Offers Mini-FARMS Cost-Share Program – 1 of 2

MiniFarmsFor Farms 100 acres or less
Available for all Counties within the Southwest Florida Water Management District
75% Reimbursement up to a Maximum of $5,000

Items Eligible for Cost Share
Soil Moisture Probes/Tensiometers
Soil/Tissue Testing to Determine Fertilizer Recommendations
Water Table Observation Wells
Weather Station w/ET measurement
Data Logger/Telemetry Unit/Power Sources/Software
Culverts w/Riser Board Structures
EC/Salinity Measuring Devices or Equivalent Technologies
Surface Water Irrigation Pumps, Controls, Filtration, Infrastructure
Groundwater Irrigation Controls, Filtration, Infrastructure
Totalizing Flow Meters for Systems Not Required to Meter by WMD
Closed-Pipeline Water Delivery/Tailwater Recovery
Water Quality Test Kit
Petiole Sap Test
Soil pH Testing Kit
Permanent Fertigation Facility
Wetland Exclusion Fencing/Temporary Fencing for Denuded Areas
Other Approved Water Quality Improvement Projects
Other Approved Water Conservation Projects

Includes portion of Levy, Marion, Lake, Highlands, and Charlotte Counties
Includes all of Citrus, Hernando, Sumter, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto

Contact Info
Jessica McCoy Stempien
Environmental Specialist III
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Office of Agricultural Water Policy
7601 Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637
JessicaLea.Stempien@freshfromflorida.com
Phone: 813-985-7481 x2125

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