Air Quality Initiative Reminder

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to remind producers that applications for the Air Quality Initiative that affects four Alabama Counties are due this Friday, April 24.

Earth Day a Great Opportunity

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

As we recognize April 22 as Earth Day, Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist for the Natural Resources and Conservation Service, says that it’s a great opportunity for added exposure for some of their programs.

NRCS Recognizes Earth Team Volunteers

Randall Alabama, Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

National Volunteer Week runs through this Saturday, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White said this week gives them an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers. This year’s Earth Team Volunteer theme is Answer the Call to Serve. If you would like to become a volunteer or learn more about volunteers week, April …

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative

Randall Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that up to $52.4 million in financial assistance is available for competitive grants to protect the nation’s natural resources through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). USDA has allocated $5.8 million in financial assistance for multi-state and national projects that offer innovative approaches to working with socially disadvantaged, beginning or limited resource farmers and …

FL NRCS Promoting Volunteer Week

Randall Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

This Sunday kicks off the annual National Volunteer Week which runs through April 25th, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is proud of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers and staff who commit their time and talents each year to conserving and protecting our natural resources. More information is available on the Florida NRCS website

Assistance for Natural Disasters

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS, Weather

The much anticipated spring conditions can unfortunately also brings the threat of harsh weather and Alabama Natural Resources and Conservation Service’s State Conservation Engineer Perry Oaks wants to remind landowners that the Emergency Watershed Protection Program is designed to assist in the recovery of a natural disaster.

Puckett Named AL State Conservationist

Randall Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

Auburn, Ala. – Dr. William E. Puckett has been named the State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. He succeeds Gary Kobylski who retired April 3. As a career conservationist, Dr. Puckett has extensive experience working with NRCS at the local, state, regional, and national levels. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief for Science and Technology …