MCSCD OFFICE OPERATIONS

In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in our community through social distancing measures, our office has adopted a modified staffing schedule as mandated and directed by the State of Emergency Declaration of the State of Tennessee, Montgomery County Mayor, Jim Durrett, and as advised operation by USDA Service Centers.
Accordingly, our offices are being staffed with a minimal staff, which may result in a slight delay in your receipt of a response to your email. Further, please be advised that the best way to communicate with us during this time is in fact E-mail.
**PLEASE CALL/EMAIL OUR OFFICE IN ORDER TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO SUBMIT NECESSARY PAPERWORK. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS APPLICATIONS AND PROVIDE CONSERVATION PLANNING FOR ALL PROGRAMS.**
At any given time, some of our staff will be working remotely, so again there may be some delay in getting responses to all phone calls. Your patience and understanding while we work together to conduct business and protect persons during this period of time is greatly appreciated.
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SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE – APR 1!!

DON’T FORGET! APPLICATIONS for the David E. Hinton Scholarship for students planning to major in Agricultural or related field studies SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 1, 2020 (just 2 weeks away)!!

NEW this year:  students attending ANY State accredited college with an AG major!!

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THIS FRIDAY – MARCH 6 DEADLINE FOR EQIP APPLICATIONS!!

DON’T FORGET!! The deadline for Tennessee producers and landowners who are interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their farm or forest land is THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6!

STREAMBANK STABILIZATION, FENCING, WATERING FACILITIES, EROSION CONTROL PRACTICES, COVER CROPS, CROPLAND CONVERSION TO PASTURE…just to name a few.  NOW is the time for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)!  Contact our office, 931.368.0252 x 3

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CONSERVATION PRACTICE FUNDING APP PERIOD NOW OPEN – DDL MARCH 6!

USDA NRCS in Tennessee Now Accepting FY 2020 Applications
Deadline to Apply is March 6, 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 this funding is March 6, 2020.

Also, the application deadline for Tennessee eligible entities to apply for fiscal year 2020 funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program  (ACEP).  ACEP helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands, grasslands, and working farms and ranches through conservation easements.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Applications for ACEP will be accepted on a continuous basis, but deadlines must be set to evaluate the applications.

The full news release can be found on the Tennessee NRCS website by clicking here.

Montgomery County landowners/operators may contact our office directly for more information.

 

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2020 SCD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ELECTION

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Open Application Period for Ag Scholarships

The Montgomery County SCD is now accepting applications for scholarships with an Agriculture related major to attend ANY accredited college in Tennessee.  Get the application packet here and send it in by APRIL 1, 2020!!

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NO-TILL WITH COVER CROPS

Good video from Steve Groff no tilling hemp with cover crops.  COMING SOON TO MONTGOMERY SCD, a no-till setter and crimper roller!  Stay tuned for more info on how to reserve your spot!

No-tilling Hemp with cover crops!

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