The extended deadline for Alabama farmers who are transitioning to organic agriculture, or who are currently certified organic, is June 5th.
Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service has been reaching out to the tribal community by working with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians through various conservation programs and Tribal Chairman Buford Rolin says its been a rewarding experience.
With the fact the 2008 farm bill was late in coming, the work of actually getting programs implemented was delayed, but Dr. Bill Puckett, State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, said they hope to get their programs going soon.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service has been making an effort to reach out to Tribes in order to educate them regarding opportunities through various NRCS programs. Leonard Jordan Acting Regional Assistant Chief for the East says that the process has been successful.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently held a meeting regarding their ongoing Tribal Initiative which Leonard Jordan, Acting Regional Assistant Chief for the East, says has been very successful.
The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the application period for the new Organic Initiative. The 2009 Organic Initiative is a nationwide special initiative to provide financial assistance to National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic producers as well as producers in the process of transitioning to organic production. Alabama: Florida:
The Alabama NRCS held an American Indian Program Delivery Initiative meeting earlier this week and State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett, says it was a great opportunity to inform the group about services available through the 2008 Farm Bill.
The Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging landowners to attend the statewide Small Farms and Alternative Enterprise Conference. More information can be found on their website.
Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting three workshops this week regarding the Wetlands Reserve Program. For specific dates, times and locations visit their website.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind landowners about three Wetlands Reserve Program workshops coming up next week. Learn more or register for a WRP workshop at the Alabama NRCS website