nrcs

NRCS to Host Public Webinars on Funding Opportunities

Dan Education, USDA-NRCS

The new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), otherwise known as the Build Back Better bill, is providing funding for watershed programs available through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). These programs are designed to help communities recover from the impacts of natural resources. These include the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program, Watershed Rehabilitation Program and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Funding will be available …

National 4-H

National 4-H Continues to Grow

Dan Education

Despite the fact the National 4-H organization is well over a century old, it continues to broaden its extension in both locales and educational opportunities for youth across the country. Rod Bain reports.

agriculture

Sharing the Story of Agriculture with Food and Farm Facts

Dan Education

Fascinating facts about food in America, how and where it is grown and who produces it, are at your fingertips in a new resource produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Food and Farm Facts helps answer questions that learners of all ages may have, including “Where does our food come from and who grows it?” The 32-page, …

Alabama Beef Checkoff

Applications for Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarships Due Nov. 7

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Education

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation has been accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors looking to head to college next year. But according to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, the deadline to get those in is this coming Sunday. Learn more by contacting the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association office in Montgomery, or go to the ACA website.

pesticide exposure

Protecting People From Pesticide Exposure

Dan Citrus, Education, Research

Editor’s note: This article grants one continuing education unit (CEU) in the Core category toward the renewal of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services restricted-use pesticide license when the accompanying test is submitted and approved. The proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) can greatly reduce potential pesticide exposure. While proper selection and use of PPE …

farm

Expanding the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program

Dan Education, Health, USDA-NIFA

Recent grant awards were made to state agriculture departments in the latest efforts to build upon a network designed to aid ag producers dealing with stress. Brent Elrod, with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), provides examples of state-led projects that were recently awarded grants under NIFA’s Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. And one of those is …

94th National FFA Convention & Expo Underway

Dan Education

FFA members and supporters from across the country will celebrate agriculture and agricultural education this week during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Held virtually last year, the event will once again be held in-person and hosted by the city of Indianapolis, with some virtual components. Starting today, FFA members from across the country are expected to …

Cattlemen’s Foundation Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarships

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation has announced they are accepting applications for the 2022-2023 CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be given to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Introduced in 1989, the scholarship identifies and encourages talented students who will play an important role in the future of food production. Students studying education, …

cotton trust protocol

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Holding Enrollment Webinars

Dan Cotton, Education

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol will present six live enrollment webinars over the next few weeks that will focus on how the program helps U.S. growers meet the changing demands from their end customer while also better documenting and verifying the sustainability practices and advances already incorporated into their farms. Launched in 2020, the Trust Protocol is a farm level, …

georgia

Georgia Virtual Workshop for Small and Beginning Livestock and Forage Producers

Dan Cattle, Education, Georgia, Livestock, Pasture, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites small and beginning livestock and forage producers to participate in a virtual workshop being held September 23rd. The event, being conducted through Team Agriculture Georgia and USDA in Georgia, will run that day from 9am-11am. The propose of the workshop is to introduce participants to conservation minded practices for all types of livestock and …