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USDA Sign Up for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia state leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign ups, you have until April 19th to seek assistance for the USDA programs right for you. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance Rudolph with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service …

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Georgia Farmers Practicing Conservation through Innovation

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Water

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia, is a program developed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. And through such a grant, there is now a tool for Georgia farmers to tell when best to irrigate crops based on real-time field conditions and decades …

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USDA Expands Signup for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another signup for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous signups. State Executive Director Tas Smith, for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), and State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph, for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), …

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Water Management Workshops for Georgia Producers

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to make sure producers are aware of the statewide Water Management Workshop Series taking place across the state. The University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. The next one will be held April 3 at the Houston County Extension …

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Water Management Workshops in Georgia

Dan General, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who …

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Georgia Natural Resources Conservation Workshop Scholarships

Dan Education, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants high school students to know that over $17,000 in college scholarships will be on the line for those attending this year’s Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW), June 9-13 at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton. In a release, NRCW Interim Director, Kip Hall, said “The workshop provides an excellent opportunity …

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Georgia Farmer Receives National Award

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

During the recent National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual meeting, James Vaughn of Forsyth, Georgia was named the 2019 “Friend of Conservation”. This award recognizes an individual, business or agency for outstanding contributions to the conservation of our nation’s natural resources. Vaughn was nominated by the Towaliga Conservation District and the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts. Vaughn Farms is a family-owned …

Georgia Water Management Workshops

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who wish to attend and learn.  The …

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Georgia Veteran Farmer Keeps Serving Others

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Jon Jackson, a former Army Ranger, is furthering his post-military mission of service through agriculture in Milledgeville, Georgia. He’s worked with USDA and his local community to create Comfort Farms, the nation’s first Acute Veterans Crisis Agriculture Center and “a healing farm for veterans.” After years of service with the U.S. Army, Jackson returned home and like many veteran farmers, discovered he …

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Georgia Resource Fair at Two Ag Forecast Meetings

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is adding a Resource Fair to their Ag Forecast meetings in Bainbridge on January 31 and in Tifton on February 1. And USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia will be at both of those events to share resources available for those affected by Hurricane Michael. Both public and private ag …