Posted on February 16, 2017 by rhallberg
by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky
When Anderson County livestock producer Mike Wilson bought a 60-acre hayfield in Franklin County, he knew he had a lot of work in front of him.
The previous owners had let people cut hay for nearly 30 years without putting any nutrients back into the ground, which meant the existing grass stand was a mixture of Kentucky 31 tall fescue and weeds. Continue reading
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Posted on January 10, 2017 by rhallberg
This webinar is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology, National Technology Support Centers.
What will you learn?
Participants will be provided a framework for determining the identity of plants. Learn more… Continue reading
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Posted on January 5, 2017 by rhallberg
This webinar on cover crop management is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology, National Technology Support Centers
When: Feb 14, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern Continue reading
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Posted on January 4, 2017 by rhallberg
In Southeast Farm Press
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced that eligible landowners interested in Alabama’s Wild Pig Damage Management Program should apply for financial assistance by Jan. 20.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding for 2017 supports the initiative. Continue reading
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Posted on December 5, 2016 by rhallberg
What will you learn?
This webinar will teach strategies for improving soil function on range and pastures, including an emphasis on management of livestock like large migratory herds in natural systems for proper herd impact and increased nutrient and water cycling in grass ecosystems. Learn more…
Jan 10, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern
Presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology Continue reading
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Posted on November 9, 2016 by rhallberg
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands. CIG uses Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds to award competitive grants to non-Federal governmental or nongovernmental organizations, American Indian Tribes, or individuals. Producers involved in CIG funded projects must be EQIP eligible.
Through CIG, NRCS partners with public and private entities to accelerate technology transfer and adopt promising technologies. These new technologies and approaches address some of the Nation’s most pressing natural resources concerns. CIG benefits agricultural producers by providing more options for environmental enhancement and compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. Continue reading
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Posted on February 9, 2016 by rhallberg
This webinar will explore the challenges producers face when transitioning part or all of their operation to organic certification. Case studies will be used to profile and discuss different producer groups that are successful in the transition from conventional production to organic. This presentation will introduce participants to Making the Transition to Organic: Ten Farmer Profiles, a publication from the University of Minnesota that features both crop and livestock producers. The basics of organic certification will also be discussed.
This webinar is scheduled for Apr 5, 2016 3:00 pm US/Eastern. Preregistration is not required. Continue reading
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