Entries by Kaylee Durrance

Job Announcement

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT The Collier Soil and Water Conservation District (CSWCD) is now accepting applications to fill the position of TECHNICIAN with the MOBILE IRRIGATION LABORATORY (MIL). This project is funded on a year to year basis covering 5 counties (Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades). Continued funding is possible however it is not guaranteed. This […]

Florida State Technical Committee Meeting

Public, ag producers, natural resource interest groups invited. Hosted by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. May 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Doyle Conner Bldg., 1911 SW 34th ST, Gainesville, Fla. Contact: Nina Bhattacharyya, 352-338-9554.    https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/fl/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1452016

Disaster Response & Recovery Mental Health First Aid Training

This training was designed to provide emergency responders, UF/IFAS extension agents, Florida State Agricultural Response Team (SART) team members and partners, first and direct Responders, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) employees and community members who are active in natural disasters with the skills needed to address mental health needs and issues following […]

USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions […]

Reminder! Organic Certification Cost Share Applications Due October 31

FOG, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), is pleased to once again administer the 2017-2018 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program in Florida. The organic Certification Cost Share Program provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products who are obtaining or renewing their certification under the […]

Join us for a Website Training Workshop!

Join us October 30th, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST for a Website Training Workshop in our brand new training room! This workshop is open to all Districts who have websites through AFCD, or would like to get a website through AFCD. We will go over how to maintain your website, how to add and edit posts, […]

Free Workshop- Building Agricultural Resilience to Hurricanes

November 15, 2018 Gainesville, FL   The USDA Southeast Climate Hub and University of Florida are hosting a free Hurricane Resilience Workshop in response to the extensive agricultural losses caused by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The workshop will focus on adaptation practices that increase resilience to hurricanes in nurseries, horticulture, row crops, livestock, and grazing […]

Clara White Mission Article

USDA Invests in New Projects Spurring Innovation WASHINGTON, July 26, 2018 – USDA will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects that will drive public and private sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states, including Florida. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches […]

2019 Theme Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper

2019: Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper     The NACD Stewardship and Education Committee is pleased to announce the 2019 Poster Contest and Stewardship Week theme: “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.” Soil is a dirty topic, but everyone needs to learn more about it! Soil is the foundation for many of the items we […]