Lake County Ag Conservation Workgroup  - Sept. 28

Local farmers and ranchers are invited to a workgroup with the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to identify and prioritize county conservation efforts.  Sept. 28, 1:30-3 p.m. at Lake County Extension, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778. Contact Suzy Daubert, 352-343-2481 x3.


Sumter County Ag Conservation Workgroup - Sept. 30 

Local farmers and ranchers are invited to a workgroup with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to identify and prioritize county conservation efforts Sept. 30, 12 noon, 2586 W CR 48 Bushnell, Fla. Contact Suzy Daubert, 352-343-2481 x3.


Sign up for Wetland Reserve Easements

Application Deadline is November 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016 – Agricultural landowners and Indian tribes can apply for a Wetland Reserve Easement until Nov. 15 for fiscal year 2017 funding.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance for landowners to purchase and restore wetlands, protect wildlife habitat and recharge groundwater on their property. Eligible landowners can enroll in a permanent or 30-year easement. Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, funding selections are typically made once a year.

Applications are available online. Contact Roney Gutierrez, 352-338-9502 for questions and submissions.


Programa Para Agricultores Hispanos del Sureste Presenta Dia de Educacion Agricola - Oct. 4, 2016

Ven y educate sobre progamas y servicios que beneficiaran su negocio agricola, con presentaciones de: USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service External Website and Rural Development, UF IFAS Extension Services, FIU Veteran and Small farmer Outreach program. Haga preguntas y aprenda como puede participar con estos programas gratuitos. Martes, 4 de Octubre, 4:30 p.m. Cooperative Extension Services, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, Fla. Para mas informacion contacte a:Francisco Martinez, 919.889.9426.
 

Southeast Hispanic Ag Workshop - Oct. 4, 2016

Presented in Spanish. Ag producers learn about programs and services from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service External Website and Rural Development, UF IFAS Extension Services, FIU Veteran and Small farmer Outreach program. Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. at Cooperative Extension Services, 18710 SW 288th Street, Homestead, Fla. Contact Francisco Martinez, 919.889.9426.


FWC Facts:
Our bass fisheries provide significant value to our state. Ensuring healthy lakes and rivers benefits many species of fish and wildlife as well as trophy fisheries.

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