FL NRCS Announces AWEP Funding for Plant City-Dover Farmers

Randall Florida, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

Gainesville, FL. – Funding applications are being accepted for Dover/Plant City area farmers and ranchers to help conserve water and improve water quality on their agricultural working lands. The Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) is administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which enters into agreements with conservation partners to help landowners plan and implement conservation practices in project …

AL Grazing Clinic Deadline Reminder

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

Here’s a reminder that this Friday, April 15 is the deadline to register for either of two Alabama Grazing Clinics…April 28 in Jasper and April 29 in Oneonta. Merry Buford, NRCS District Conservationist in Blount County, encourages producers to attend. Download Audio To register or learn more go to: http://www.al.nrcs.usda.gov/news/fy11meeting.html

FL NRCS Celebrating their Earth Team Volunteers

Randall Ag "Outdoors", Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

This is National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2011. And USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. Chief Bobby John Bearheart of the Perdido Bay Indian Tribe is one of those volunteers who says working with the NRCS is a truly rewarding experience. Download Audio For more information …

Help for Organic Producers Announced

Randall Florida, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

Gainesville, FL. – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White today announced another funding opportunity for certified organic producers and those transitioning to organic production to implement resource conservation practices on their agricultural operations. While applications are accepted on a continuous basis, the cutoff date for this application period is set for May 20, 2011.

AL Holding 2 Grazing Clinics

Randall Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to let producers know about two Alabama Grazing Clinics, one on April 28th in Jasper and one April 29th in Oneonta. Download Audio The registration deadline for both is this Friday April 15th, so learn more at: http://www.al.nrcs.usda.gov/news/fy11meeting.html

FL NRCS Looking for Cattle Producers

Randall Cattle, Florida, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is looking for cattle producers wanting to implement conservation programs, as Area Resource Conservationist Ken Lackmann said there are great programs out there for cattle operations. Download Audio