NRCS Reminds Farmers of Available Programs

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama NRCS wants to remind famers about the possibilities that their EQIP and WHIP programs offer. Alabama landowners, including limited resource producers and new or beginning farmers, who have resource concerns on pasture land, cropland, forest, or land used for wildlife, are encouraged to participate.

Grazing Land Conference Papers Accepted

Randall Alabama, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind producers about the Fourth National Conference on Grazing Lands coming in December, and that conference sponsors are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster papers in various categories.

National Conference on Grazing Land

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds everyone the 4th National Conference on Grazing Lands will be held in December 2009 but that conference sponsors are now starting to accept abstracts for oral and poster papers in various categories. To learn more about the conference or how to submit papers click Here

Gee Creek Project

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

Ed Torres, Public Works Director for the City of Casselberry, has had to deal with numerous hurricanes and tropical storms during his tenure. Most recently Tropical Storm Fay dumped around 16 inches of rain in a two day period, flooded the entire area and eroding all the streams creating a precarious situation for the residents adjacent. Torres turned to NRCS …

WHIP Project Ideas

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The NRCS’s Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program is a voluntary program that allows land owners to improve and protect wildlife habitats by providing technical and financial assistance. But you may not know how to get started; Jim Shrenkel a wildlife biologist has a few ideas.

FL Sod BMP’s Save Money, Water

Gary Florida, General, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

Florida sod producers now have a Best Management Practices program and a recent field day near New Smyrna Beach showed off what it can mean for conservation and water savings on Florida sod farms. The Florida office of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is a good place to start for producers looking for more information. Hear more in this report.

Florida NRCS Partnerships

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida NRCS has seen great benefit from partnering with other conservation groups such as the Wildlife Conservation Commission. And Darryl Williams, a District Conservationist, says that the agreement just makes sense. For more information of NRCS and their programs log on to their website.

High Hopes for Conservation Stewardship Program

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The National Resource Conservation Service has seen great strides made with conserving the environment through voluntary based programs. And Arlen Lancaster, Chief of NRCS, says that he has high hopes for the Conservation Stewardship Program, as well. For more information on NRCS in Alabama visit their website .

Sod BMP Program Underway

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

The new Florida Sod BMP Program is off to a good start with a recent kick-off event declared a success. Environmental Specialist James Clements with the Florida Department of Agriculture explains why the event and the program are necessary. For more information on the Sod BMP Program log on to FDACS Office of Ag Water Policy’s website. For more information …

WHIP a Good Option for Farmers

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Jim Schrenkel with the Alabama NRCS wants to remind us that the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, WHIP, is good option for farmers across the state. For more information on WHIP or other NRCS programs contact your local NRCS office or log on to their website.