logo Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
4505 George Blvd
Sebring FL 33875
Tel: 863-402-7020
Fax: 863-385-7028
Contact Us
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mission Statement:
To provide leadership to help people conserve, improve and
sustain the natural resources and environment of Highlands County, Florida

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Next Board Meeting: - Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
in Conference Room I at Bert Harris Center

2016 Meeting Schedule

Meetings start at 3:00 p.m.

Local Working Group Meeting
Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m.  Conference Room # 2  at Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center, 4505 George BLVD Sebring FL 33875.  Local farmers, ranchers and other landowners are invited to participate in a workgroup with Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to identify and prioritize county conservation efforts. Contact: Carlos Torres or Aalia McClendon

Enjoy being outside, growing your own fresh veggies or flowers.... Reserve your personal gardening plot in the Growing in the Heartland Community Garden.

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An Article about the Value of the Mobile Irrigation Lab Evaluations
Learn how an evaluation of your farm's irrigation system can help your bottom line.
Watch a video about the Mobile Irrigation Lab evaluation service offered to Agricultural producers free of charge.

Program Provides Farmers Energy Saving Incentives
Sales Tax Break for Agriculture
During the 2015 Florida Legislature Session approval for expanded sales tax exemption for a wide span of agriculture purchases/repairs was adopted.
Click here to read about it and ask your accountant to determine what qualifies on your farm.

arrow right   2016 Youth Speech Contest Winners
1st Place Karis Register, student at Lake Placid Christian School
2nd Place Katherine Harris, student at Lake Placid Christian School;
3rd Place Samantha Goodwin, student at Sebring High School Congratulations! All the contestants did an excellent job with the topic Why Do We All Need Trees?. Karis will advance to the Area 4 Contest being held on June 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Basinger Community Center. Good Luck Karis!

check markCost-Share Program for On Farm Weather Stations Established by FDACS
Contact the District office for details on how to apply for your farm Funds available on a first-come, first-served basis
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HSWCD now offering a free Irrigation System Evaluation to
Agricultural Producers in the area

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Deen named to Soil and Water Board
An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer
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