This program and its Ag Teams offer assistance for qualifying agricultural projects with incentive- and ecosystem-based resource management as a passive alternative to permitting.
The Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) program is a cost-share reimbursement program to promote surface water and groundwater resource sustainability for projects that promote tailwater recovery and/or surface water use, while reducing groundwater withdrawals.
Mini-FARMS is a spin off of the Facilitating Agricultural Resource Management Systems (FARMS) program. While the FARMS Program funds larger projects, the Mini-FARMS
program reimburses growers up to 75 percent of their costs, up to a maximum of $5,000 per approved water resources project.
Free evaluation of agricultural irrigation systems, assisting growers with improved efficiencies.
Staff from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Office of Agricultural Water Policy are co-located at District service offices and work closely with the local agricultural community to promote best management practices.
Improving water quality through well plugging: Every day, millions of gallons of water are contaminated or wasted throughout the District by free-flowing, improperly constructed, deteriorated or abandoned artesian wells.
The District has proactively undertaken regional water supply planning to ensure that growing public supply water needs and the water needs of agriculture and other use sectors can be met while at the same time protecting natural systems.
The District works closely with the agricultural community to address the unique water needs of agriculture — the largest water use sector in the Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA).
Assisting the agricultural community by improving the quality of groundwater used for irrigation.
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