Agricultural producers and forest landowners in Florida are urged to take part in a virtual workshop this week concerning the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida recently announced they are accepting applications for CSP, and will conduct a virtual workshop and overview of the program this Thursday, November 18th. There will be two opportunities to take part in the virtual workshop. The first session will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern, with the second session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time. The ZOOM link for both meetings is: https://zoom.us/j/7314470913.
CSP provides assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals, and related resources. It is for working lands, including cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under Indian tribe jurisdiction.
Special provisions are available for historically underserved producers, which include those considered beginning, socially disadvantaged and limited resource as well as military veterans.
While NRCS accepts CSP applications year-round, Florida producers and landowners need to apply by December 10, 2021 to be considered for funding in the current cycle.
To learn more, contact your local USDA Service Center, or go to the Florida NRCS website.