AG CONSERVATION EASEMENT PGM SIGNUP DEADLINE FEB. 11

Application deadline for fiscal year 2022 funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which includes special emphasis projects through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) program is FEB. 11, 2022!!

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Farmers can now apply for conservation easements in Tennessee. These easements provide financial assistance to farmers who voluntarily take their frequently flooded lands out of agricultural use. The program benefits nature by restoring these wetland areas to bottomland hardwood forest and reconnecting the floodplain throughout Tennessee.

CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER FEB. 11, WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR OF FUNDING.

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NEW PROGRAM! CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE SIGNUP IN 2022!

If you missed the last signup deadline, take a look at his one!  SIGNUP IS NOW for the NEW Climate Smart Agriculture program under the “Environmental Quality Incentives Program – Conservation Incentive Contracts (EQIP – CIC)” offered by USDA – NRCS here in Montgomery County.

This program will cover the following practices, DEADLINE IS FEB. 11, 2022!!

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CONTACT OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY TO DISCUSS THESE OPTIONS FOR YOUR AGRICULTURAL OPERATION OR TO APPLY – 931-368-0252 X 3.

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CONSERVATION SECURITY PGM SIGNUP BY FEB. 4!

USDA – NRCS announces Conservation Security Program (CSP) signup is NOW for Montgomery County agricultural producers who want to enhance their current conservation efforts!  DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 4, 2022. 2021_practices_Holt_N_2

Read the newest press release from NRCS below:

“The Conservation Stewardship Program is a great opportunity for Tennessee producers and foresters to maintain and build on their existing conservation efforts while strengthening their operation,” said Sheldon Hightower, Tennessee NRCS State Conservationist.

CSP offers additional opportunities to expand on existing conservation efforts by offering conservation practices, enhancements, bundles, and other conservation activities.

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.

While applications are accepted on a continuous basis, applications must be submitted by February 4, 2022 to be considered for fiscal year 2022 funding.

Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for:

  • actively maintaining the existing level of conservation based on the land uses included in the contract and NRCS assessment of existing stewardship at the time of enrollment, and
  • implementing additional conservation activities.”

CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS OR VISIT THE USDA – NRCS SITE for more CSP info!

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2022 TN-KY TOBACCO EXPO

TN-KY TOBACCO EXPO – Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Robertson County Fairgrounds, 4635 Hwy 41 North, Springfield, TN  37172

  • 7:30 am – Red Brick Building
    • Registration and Trade Show Opens
  • 8:30 am – 9:20 am – White Building
    • Agronomic Update
  • 9:30 am – 10:20 am – White Building
    • Pathology Update (Plant Diseases)
  • 10:30 am – 11:20 am – White Building
    • GAP Update and Labor Update
  • 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm – Red Brick Building
      • Sponsored Lunch – tables in side-rooms

NOTE:  Participants needing 2022 GAP Training Credit must attend the Agronomic Update, OR the Pathology Update, PLUS the GAP/Labor Update.

Speakers:

Andy Bailey – UT/UK Tobacco Specialist

Mitchell Richmond – UT Tobacco Specialist

Zach Hansen – UT Plant Pathologist

Andrea Keeney – UK PhD Student

Taylor Miller – UT M.S. Graduate Research Assistant

Amy Rochkes – GAP Connections

CEUs for CCAs:  Integrated Pest Mgmt – 1; Crop Mgmt – 1; Professional Dev – 1

Points for TN Commercial Applicators:  2 for Categories 1, 10, 12

Points for KY Commercial Applicators: 1 General & 1 Categories 1A and 10

Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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NOW Accepting Applications for Conservation Programs for 2022

gd-message-nrcs-10-25-2021_originalDo you have resource concerns on your land? NRCS conservation programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA), can help.

While NRCS accepts program applications year-round, one signup cutoff is approaching;  the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications need to be received for work in 2022 by NOVEMBER 19, 2021!

VISIT THE NRCS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS WEBSITE FORE MORE INFORMATION ON OTHER PROGRAMS OR CALL THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE!

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