Getting Dollars to Producers, Current Focus for Florida NRCS

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan This week Florida Cattlemen’s Association is holding its convention in Marco Island. We caught up with Acting State Conservationist, Nathan Fikkert, for an update on how his office is promoting conservation.

EQIP Signup Deadline Is Friday in Florida

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners are being reminded that this Friday, November 17,  is the deadline to apply for financial and technical assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2018 funding. Through EQIP, ag landowners can receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals and related …

Assistance Helps Florida Farmers Conserve Natural Resources

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has announced that farmers, ranchers, and forest owners can now apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The signup period is open until November 17 for the fiscal year 2018 funding. Assistance Helps Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources Application deadline for financial assistance Nov. 17 Florida farmers, …

Jimmy Osceola Wins Florida NRCS Native Art Competition

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Story by Beverly Bidney, The Seminole Tribune An oil painting created by artist Jimmy Osceola depicting Seminoles at Lake Okeechobee won the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service poster contest in August. The theme of the competition was “Water is the Essential Element.” Osceola’s painting, titled “Big Water of Life”, will be printed on posters and distributed to the United States …

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.

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.