IMPROVING FARM PRACTICES TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY WORKSHOP – RSVP NOW!!

IMPROVING FARM PRACTICES TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY

September 3rd, 2021roller

12:00 – 1:00pm Central Time

Incorporating Cover Crops into Your Farming Operation: Nathan Hicklin, USDA District Conservationist

There will be no fee to attend this program; however, you must complete the  2-step registration process as indicated below.cover -good root system

  1. Register Contact Information Here
  2. Register in advance for this meeting (Zoom)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, contact Karla Kean, Montgomery County UT Extension, 931-648-5725

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SWCD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

The Montgomery Co. Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for conservation best management practices that address water quality.  interior cross fencingFollowing a site visit for eligibility and approval, applicants will receive up to 85% cost reimbursement.  Applications are accepted continuously and are first come first serve.  DO NOT WAIT TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE.   Contact Nancy for more information/turn in an FY 2022 APPLICATION, 931-368-0252 x 3.  Eligible practices include:

1Completed Grade Stabilization and Grass Waterway.

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  • cross fencing (interior only, rotational grazing)
  • watering facility
  • heavy use area
  • pipeline
  • feed pad
  • grassed waterways (erosion control)
  • stream crossings
  • grade stabilization structures
  • streambank stabilization
  • cover crops
This program is made possible by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund.  All programs and services offered by the Montgomery SWCD are available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status or handicap.  An equal opportunity provider.

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PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE FOR TIMBER HARVESTERS & HAULERS

Timber harvesters and haulers impacted by the effects of the pandemic will now have support from USDA through the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers Program (PATHH).  PATHH aids businesses that suffered a gross revenue loss of at least 10 percent during the period of January 1, 2020, and December 1, 2020 compared to the
period of January 1, 2019, and December 1, 2019. pathh-factsheet-07202021_Page_1

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for PATHH from July 22, 2021, through October 15, 2021.

According to the USDA – Farm Service Agency Factsheet, applicants must:
• Be a timber harvesting or timber hauling business where 50 percent or more of its gross revenue is derived from one or more of the following:
(1) cutting timber;
(2) transporting timber; and
(3) processing wood on-site, which can include chipping, grinding, converting to biochar, cutting to smaller lengths, etc. on forest land.
• Have been in operation as a timber harvesting business or timber hauling business during the periods of January 1, 2019, through December 1, 2019 (11 months), and January 1, 2020, through December 1, 2020 (11 months), and experienced a loss of at least 10 percent in gross revenue during the previously mentioned time period for year 2020 compared to the gross revenue during the year 2019;
» Note: Applicants must have operated for part of the eligible program period in both 2019 and 2020 to be eligible for PATHH. FSA will adjust the applicant’s gross revenue proportionately if the applicant did not operate during the entire program period.
• Have 50 percent or more of its gross revenue derived from timber harvesting and/or timber hauling during the period of January 1, 2019, through December 1, 2019, and the period of January 1, 2020, through December 1, 2020;
• Comply with the provisions of the “Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation” regulations, often called the conservation compliance provisions;
• Not have a controlled substance violation;
• Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien; and
• Submit a complete PATHH application form (FSA- 1118) and provide all required documentation as specified in the fact sheet.

For more information view the fact sheet here.  MONTGOMERY COUNTY APPLICANTS SHOULD CONTACT THE CLARKSVILLE FIELD OFFICE TO APPLY – 931-368-0252 X 2.

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OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED!

Picture1USDA & THE MONTGOMERY CO. SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT ARE AT OUR NEW LOCATION:

25 JEFFERSON STREET, SUITE 101, CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040

931-368-0252

MON – FRI  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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DEADLINE APPROACHING! DON’T MISS THIS WORKSHOP!

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