agritourism

Agritourism Offers Luxury in Northwest Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

According to USDA’s Ag Census, 105 million visitors spent more than $85 billion in 2015 on agritourism in Florida. The number of Florida farms offering recreational experiences more than doubled from 2007 to 2012. And technical and financial assistance available from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has helped some of these small farms achieve their goals.

agritourism

Florida NRCS Holding State Technical Meeting Next Week

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, August 15 at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium in Gainesville. Florida State Conservationist, Russell Morgan, says the meeting is being held to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources.

agritourism

New Date for Florida State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

We told recently that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida was inviting producers and landowners to its State Technical Advisory Committee meeting, on August 17. But NRCS announced this week the date of that meeting has been changed. The meeting instead has been moved up a couple of days and now will take place August 15.

agritourism

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Meeting Date Changed to Aug. 15 In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources,  the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium.  Located at …

conservation innovation

Florida Receives Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced they will award more than $22.6 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. Florida will receive funding for three projects totaling almost $2 million.

conservation

USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the agency will award more than $22.6 million to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation.  The agency is investing in 33 projects nationwide through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, which helps develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and …

cover crop tour

Cover Crop Tour Helps Florida Ag Producers Build Soil Health

Dan Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Soil

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida hopes you will mark July 14 on your calendar, as that is the date for the Cover Crop Tour at the NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center in Brooksville, Florida. Farmers, ranchers, and researchers are invited to take part in a free tour, which will showcase the performance of 17 summer cover crop species in …