USDA Announces National Water Quality Initiative

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

May 8, 2012 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a new National Water Quality Initiative committed to improving one to seven impaired watersheds in every U.S. state and territory. The 157 selected watersheds were identified with assistance from state agencies, key partners, and NRCS State Technical Committees. Download Audio

Education and Outreach One Component of AL NRCS Mission

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

As part of their outreach efforts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama strives to educate the public regarding the need for conservation. Kathy Walker, District Administrative Coordinator for the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, uses a fun activity known as soil babies to address some of the issues farmers deal with every day. Download Audio

Alabama Celebrates Historic Milestone

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Field Crops, General, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proud to announce the completion of its first generation soil survey that identifies soil conditions in Alabama. To mark this historic event, members of the Alabama Cooperative Soil Survey Partnership gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, as Governor Robert Bentley proclaimed January through July 2012 as the period for celebrating the next generation of the …

AL NRCS Volunteers Prove that Age is Not a Factor

Randall Weiseman Ag "Outdoors", Alabama, USDA-NRCS

This past week was celebrated as National Volunteer week by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. During which two young ladies, Bertie Weitzel, 86 and Inez Whiddon, 77, were honored for their efforts as Earth Team volunteers, proving that age is not a factor. Download Audio