Conservation Tillage Workshop Reminder

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to remind growers across North Florida, South Alabama, and Southwest Georgia about 2 Conservation Tillage Workshops coming up this week. The first will be held tomorrow, Wednesday Janaury 23rd in Loxley, Alabama at the Loxley Civic Center, with another one Thursday, January 24th in Dothan, Alabama at the Houston County Farm Center.  Report (:30 mp3)  To learn more about either …

AL Conservation Tillage Workshops

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Two conservation tillage workshops are being offered in Loxley and Dothan, Alabama, on January 23 and 24, both from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, with registration starting at 7 am and a sponsored lunch included. The workshops target Alabama and Florida farmers who desire to learn more about conservation tillage methods from other farmers and conservation tillage researchers. Topics to …

Low Maintenance Landscape Plants on Display

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

A new display at the University of Florida Plant City campus arboretum can help landowners evaluate plants such as maidencane and marshhay cordgrass for low maintenance landscaping, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Specialist Mimi Williams with the Brooksville Plant Materials Center. Report (1:00 mp3)

Evaluating Plant Materials in Plant City

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Center in Brooksville is working with the University of Florida’s Plant City campus arboretum to demonstrate and evaluate plant releases. Report (1:30 mp3)

FL State Conservationist Officially Moves On

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida State Conservationist Niles Glasgow has officially moved on to South Carolina to become state conservationist there. Salvador Salinas, NRCS Deputy State Conservationist in Texas will be Acting State Conservationist for Florida until a permanent State Conservationist is named. Report (1:00 mp3)

Conservation Innovation Grants Deadline

Cindy USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for some 20 million dollars in Conservation Innovation Grants for fiscal year 2008. Deadline for applications in February 20. Find out more here. Report (1:00 mp3)

Help to Control Invasive Species

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Invasive species like Cogan grass can be a problem for landowners, but USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has cost share assistance available to help control them. Report (1:00 mp3)

EQIP Funding Will be in Farm Bill

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The 2007 Farm Bill has yet to be finalized but conservation funding is a given and the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program or EQIP is high on the priority list according to Steve Musser with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL NRCS Accomplishments

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida State Conservationist Niles Glasgow talks about some of the projects he has overseen in Florida over the past 18 years. Glasgow is moving to South Carolina to become state conservationist there. Report (1:00 mp3)