FL Producers Benefit from EQIP

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program can make a big difference on your farm as Carlos Suarez with the Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service says it has worked well for many landowners in the state.

On-Farm Biodiesel Production

Cindy Energy, Florida, USDA-NRCS

A recent bioenergy workshop held in Quincy and sponsored by three area RC&D councils and USDA’s NRCS in Florida, featured a hands on demonstration of how to make on-farm biodiesel. This biodiesel extruder is a portable unit owned by the Three Rivers RC&D council that can be taken out to local farms to make biodiesel from plants and used cooking …

October Forestry Events in Alabama

Cindy Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

One of Alabama’s most treasured natural resources is its forest land, which covers over 70 percent of the state, making it the second most forested state in the nation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is promoting several events next month around the state that focus on forestry, both caring for the forest land and celebrating it.

Alabama Treasure Forest Events

Cindy Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is helping to sponsor the Alabama Treasure Forest Conference and Wildlife & Forest Festival October 24-25 in Montgomery. Find out more on the ATFA website.

AL Irrigated Intensive Grazing System Tour

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service invites producers to an Irrigated Intensive Grazing System tour on October 8th. Foy Kirkland in Morgan County explains what they will be showing that day. To reserve your spot for the tour call the Morgan County NRCS office at 256-773-6541.

Alabama Forest Land Owners Encouraged to Attend Events

Cindy Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Forestry land management will be the focus of four regional field days coming up in Alabama next month and anyone who owns or manages forest land in the state is invited to attend one of the events. The forestry field days are scheduled for October 1 in Conecuh county, October 3 in Franklin/Colbert counties, October 16 in Covington County and …

Using Homebrewed Biodiesel on the Farm

Cindy Energy, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Using homebrewed biodiesel on the farm was the focus of a workshop held last week in Quincy, co-sponsored by three Resource Conservation and Development Councils, or RC&Ds of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Listen to report here:

Florida Conservation Districts Work With NRCS

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

The Association of Florida Conservation Districts met last week in Panama City and Florida Farm Bureau field services assistant director Eva Webb of Palm Beach County is this year’s president of the association. Webb says AFCD works closely in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida to help producers meet their conservation goals.