Conservation Innovation Grants Deadline Extended

Randall Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the application period for 2009 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding has been extended to March 20th. The previous deadline to submit applications was March 2nd.

FL Rancher Pleased with FRESP

Randall Cattle, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Jimmy Wohl with Rafter T Ranch in Highlands County, Florida is one involved in a project to address water quality concerns on grazing lands in the northern Everglades called FRESP, the Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project, a nationally-funded NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. Hear more about this project:

New and Beginning Farmer

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The 2008 Farm Bill brought some new additions to the Natural Resource and Conservation Service’s EQIP program as John Curtis, Resource Conservationist explains why.

FL NRCS Batching Period Coming Up

Randall Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Florida Natural Resource and Conservation Service wants to remind all landowners that the next batching period for funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program is coming up on March 13.

FL Farm Bureau Urges Producer Participation in NRCS Mtg Series

Gary Citrus, Florida, Sugar, USDA-NRCS

Florida Farm Bureau urges producers to participate in meetings on Farm Bill conservation program (Gainesville, Fla. – FFBF) – The Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) is urging agricultural producers to attend meetings scheduled around the state in March by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA (NRCS). Rulemaking is in process for the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, commonly …

Carbon Credit Seminar

Randall Alabama, Energy, General, USDA-NRCS

Carbon Credits is something we are all hearing more about but many still may have questions so the Alabama Natural Resource and Conservation Service is co-sponsoring a free seminar on March 3. Gwen Lewis, District Conservationist for Macon and Bulluch counties, explains how you can find out more information.

Small Farmers Area Work Conference

Randall Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama NRCS will hold their annual Small Farmers Area Work Conference on Saturday, Feburary 28 at the Lower Coastal Experimental Station in Camden, AL starting at 10:00 am. Gregory Dansby, NRCS District Conservationist for both Wilcox & Marengo Counties, says the one day workshop will focus on assisting small producers in diversifying their operations with a full agenda of updates …