NEW ONLINE TOOL HELPS IDENTIFY CONSERVATION NEEDS

Check out the new “Conservation Concerns Tool” on Farmers.gov! This user friendly tool will help to identify and get help with conservation issues on your land!  Let the Montgomery County SCD help you!

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FUNDING ASSISTANCE SIGNUP DEADLINE EXTENSION!!

long vue-gr wwyDEADLINE EXTENSION: Individuals interested in APPLYING FOR COST SHARE FUNDING ASSISTANCE through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Have Additional Time to Apply through December 11, 2020!!
Contact our office as soon as possible to begin the application process.
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CONGRATS DEVON BOWLES – 2020 David E. Hinton Scholarship Recipient!

 
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Johnny Head, Board Chairman, presents Devon Bowles with the 2020 Hinton Scholarship.

Devon Bowles, from Montgomery Central High School, is the latest recipient of the David E. Hinton Scholarship, which was created in 2002 for a qualifying High School Seniors in Montgomery County. Devon has been involved in many District hosted Ag in the Classroom events and competitions as well as studying Agriculture at Montgomery Central. He was an active member of Future Farmers of America (FFA), has competed and placed in numerous career development events such as Land Evaluation and Judging, Mechanics and the Envirothon. During Devon’s time at MCHS, he utilized the school’s on-site farm academy program and organized the group’s participation in the American Kennel Club Retrieve Field Trials. Devon would like to focus on Wildlife Biology while attending Austin Peay State University.

The Montgomery County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors developed this scholarship in honor of Mr. Hinton’s long time dedication to soil and water conservation. He served on the Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors for forty-eight (48) years. Applicants must be a graduating senior who plans to attend any college in Tennessee and major in an agricultural related field (Ag-Business, Ag Science, Ag-Communications, Environmental Studies, Pre-Vet and Pre-Forestry). The applicant must complete and submit the Scholarship Application, recommendations and a written essay to the Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors. An official High School Transcript of grades should accompany the application.

Additional information concerning this scholarship is available HERE, Additional questions can be directed to Nancy Holt, 931.368.0252 x 3.

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MONTGOMERY FARM PHOTOS NEEDED!

We need your help!  We are in search of great/artistic farm related photos for Montgomery County.  We would like to showcase any unique farming photos in our office (barns, fields, farmers, anything farming related – historical or recent).

Please send all files via digital media to NLHolt@mcgtn.net.  Include date and location taken. Please forward this to others you know may be interested.

Thank you in advance!!

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NRCS NOW ACCEPTING FUNDING ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS FOR CONSERVATION FARM PRACTICES – DDL NOV. 20!!

Deadline to Apply is November 20, 2020

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Grassed Waterway (erosion control)

NASHVILLE, October 19, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications from Tennessee producers and landowners who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their farm or forest land. Funding is available through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the deadline to apply for fiscal year 2021 funding is November 20, 2020.

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Watering Facility & Heavy Use Area


“We accept applications for the EQIP program on a continuous basis, however only applications received by November 20 will be considered for funding this fiscal year,” said Tennessee NRCS State Conservationist Sheldon Hightower. “EQIP places a priority on water quality, water conservation, and promotes soil health practices by offering financial and technical assistance to address these resource concerns on eligible agricultural land.”
EQIP is an incentives program that provides financial assistance for conservation systems such as, but not limited to, animal waste management facilities, fencing, and water supply development for improved grazing management, riparian protection, and wildlife habitat enhancement.

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Grade Stabilization & Grassed Waterway in crop field


Applications can be taken at all Tennessee NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers. To locate an office near you, please click on this link: USDA Service Center. Applications MUST be received in your local Service Center by close of business on Friday, November 20, 2020.
NRCS continually strives to put conservation planning at the forefront of its programs and initiatives. Conservation plans provide landowners with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of their resources and an appropriate start to improving the quality of soil, water, air, plants, and wildlife on their land.
To find out more about EQIP and apply, CONTACT OUR OFFICE – 931.368.0252 X 3 OR visit http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov.

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