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Florida LMA ‘s Newest Chapter to Hold Social Gathering April 4th

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Extension is home to the newest chapter of the Landscape Maintenance Association (LMA).  The LMA Atlantic Coast Chapter meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.  The next meeting is a social gathering at Duffy’s Restaurant in Royal Palm Beach.  Duffy’s will donate 10% of the proceeds to the LMA.  Come out to meet other LMA members and the board and share industry stories.  Bring family and guests. 

Where: Duffy’s Restaurant, 11935 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411 [Map:]

When: April 4th, 7:00pm –

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Since 1988, The non-profit organization Landscape Management Association has served Florida.  The LMA’s principal objective is to promote sound landscaping and horticultural practices by providing knowledge, education and an extensive network of suppliers and support professionals to the landscape management industry.  Visit the LMA at  and Get Knowledge, Get Power, Get Mowing!


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

UF / IFAS Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension received the attached SBA Economic Injury notice relative to the 2012 drought.   Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the drought. With the exception of aquacultural enterprises, agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply to SBA.  Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.

Federal economic injury disaster loans are available to qualified small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Florida as a result of the drought that began on January 1, 2012.  Businesses who wish to pursue this opportunity are advised to apply in accordance with the instructions contained in the release.