IMPROVING FARM PRACTICES TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY

Slow Your Roll Phase IV (1)

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2021 ANNUAL POSTER CONTEST – “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”

CALLING ALL KIDS! KINDERGARTEN – 4TH GRADE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY!
The Montgomery County Soil Conservation District would like to invite you and your classroom to participate in the 2021 Annual Poster Contest. 2021-Stewardship-Logo-768x674-1

There will be a 1st place category in each grade!

This year’s theme is, Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities.

WE WANT TO MAKE THIS EASY FOR YOU:

  1. Rules/Regulations info
  2. Select your classroom’s top poster and send a REALLY GOOD PICTURE to:  NLHolt@mcgtn.net

$50 to winning students’ classroom &

CONSERVATION SMART GIFT PACK FOR WINNING STUDENT

Kids are the future of our natural resources!

Please contact our office if you have any questions.

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LEASE OF GOVERNMENT LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES available – CLOSING SOON!!

LEASE OF GOVERNMENT LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES FORT CAMPBELL MILITARY RESERVATION

OPENING OF SEALED BIDS:
February 10,2021
10:30 a.m. CST

LOCATION OF BID OPENING:
Building 6645, 101st Airborne Division Road Fort Campbell, Kentucky 42223 Intersection of Lafayette Road and 101st Airborne Division Road, outside Gate 10.

SEAL BIDS CAN BE MAILED TO:
US Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: Barry Tucker
P.O. Box 100
Fort Knox, KY 40121-0100

CONTACT:  Rehanon Pampell, 270-461-2244

Bidders may also personally submit sealed bids to the bid opening officials no later than 10:30
a.m. Central Time, on February 10, 2021. All bids will be opened publicly.

FULL DISCLOSURES & DESCRIPTION CLICK HERE

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USDA NRCS in Tennessee Announces Application Deadline for FY2021 Conservation Stewardship Program

DON’T MISS THIS SIGNUP!! DEADLINE MARCH 26, 2021

cspTennessee agricultural producers who want to enhance current conservation efforts and expand on existing conservation efforts by establishing new conservation practices, enhancements, bundles, and other conservation activities should consider applying for the CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM (CSP).

Producers who decide to enroll in CSP will have a consultation with their local NRCS conservation planner to evaluate their current management system and the natural resources on their land. The NRCS conservation planner will then present a variety of CSP conservation activities for the producer to consider implementing in order to address additional natural resource concerns.

Applications must be submitted by March 26, 2021 to be considered for fiscal year 2021 funding.  Contracts will be 5 year contracts, payments made annually.

Through CSP, agricultural producers and landowners can earn payments through this program by maintaining the existing level of conservation and by implementing new conservation practices and activities.

If you are a producer and are interested in CSP, contact our office to discuss your options – 931.368.0252 x 3.

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WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS MARCH 2021: Improving Farm Practices to Increase Profitability

Beginning Farmer Outreach workshop series to be held on the first Friday of the month from March-October from 12:00pm – 1:30 pm CDT.

Class schedule:

March 5th:   Welcome and Introduction Extension and USDA Programs-various program partner presenters

April 9th:  Regenerative Agriculture Concepts (moved due to April 2 Holiday):  Jim Artman, East TN Coordinator for FVC, Founder/CEO Appalachian Grit

May 7th:  Veterans Employed in Technology and Service in Agriculture (VETSA) Program Information:  Ardis Porter, Program Manager

June 4th:  Soil Conservation Plans and Programs Veterans (SEPM):  Craig Underwood, Soil Conservation Technician/USDA/NRCS/Veterans SEPM

August 6th: Farm Succession Planning:  Iris Cui, UT Area MANAGE Specialist

September 3rd:  Incorporating Cover Crops into Your Farming Operation:  Nathan Hicklin, DC Soil Conservation/USDA

October 1st:  Graduation Luncheon and Advisory Meeting *Those attending all sessions will receive a certificate and invite to luncheon.

Sessions will be held using a combination of small groups meeting via face-to-face and virtual via zoom.  The focus this year will be on regenerative farm practices, soil conservation/cover cropping practices as well as business development.

*Beginning farmers and ranchers, whether intending to farm full-time or for  supplemental income, face many important and interrelated decisions that affect their success and will benefit from participating in this program.  Over the past 10 years, the interest in small farms and market gardening has grown substantially lending to an open audience ready to receive information on beginning farming.

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

  1. Register Contact Information Here: https://forms.gle/63ARBpooqQCLfToGA
  1. Register in zoom to receive link for this meeting: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqfu-vpj4oHN3KFHXWeRfZQ62_dhztPmJY

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

LOCATION OPTION 1:  Via ZOOM Link to your home computer or smart phone

LOCATION OPTION 2: On-site (limited to first 15 registrants requesting this), Montgomery County Extension, 1030 Cumberland Heights Road, Clarksville, TN.  Face masks required; to permit social distancing there is room for 15 participants.  Notifications will be sent out for each additional class.

Funded in part by:
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Award Numbers 2017-70017-26859 & Award 2016-70017-25573
USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501 Program)
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