Entries by Kaylee Durrance

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations     GAINESVILLE, Fla. May 18, 2020 –USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Committee meeting June 18, 10-11:30 a.m. by web conference. The meeting is open to the public and NRCS will solicit recommendations for establishing program criteria and priorities for […]

Florida NRCS Moves Bronson Field Office to Trenton

Florida NRCS Moves Bronson Field Office to Trenton   GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 5, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrcs.usda.gov%2Fwps%2Fportal%2Fnrcs%2Fsite%2Ffl%2Fhome%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cfae1f80196b344538a2608d7f0f10ce3%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C0%7C0%7C637242790400635735&sdata=CPdii4yHnjnhwNipCrMDSIACcbw%2Bk3lc8a8cjusBtkI%3D&reserved=0> (NRCS) is moving the Bronson Field Office to Trenton, Fla. May 14. The Trenton office will continue to serve farmers and ranchers in Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties. The new address is 1727 East […]

Conservation Assistance Helps Florida Farmers, Ranchers in 11 Counties

Conservation Assistance Helps Florida Farmers, Ranchers in 11 Counties Apply by June 15 GAINESVILLE, Fla. May 11, 2020—USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications from agricultural producers until June 15 for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program  (RCPP) project that improves climate resiliency. NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible farmers and […]

Program Pays Ag Producers to Improve Forests

Program Pays Ag Producers to Improve Forests Apply by June 15 GAINESVILLE, Fla. May 11, 2020— Agricultural producers in Florida can apply for financial assistance until June 15 for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project to improve forested lands from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to […]

Program Pays Ranchers in Southwest Florida to Help Panthers

Program Pays Ranchers in Southwest Florida to Help Panthers Apply by June 15 GAINESVILLE, Fla. May 11, 2020— Ranchers in southwest Florida may be able to get paid for helping the Florida panther. The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide technical and financial assistance for conservation practices that improve its habitat through the […]

Florida recognized for NACD District Official Training Program

We were honored to accept recognition from the National Association of Conservation Districts for their District Official Training Program during the 2020 NACD Annual Meeting in Las Vegas last week! NACD established the District Official Training Program in 2010 to celebrate statewide programs that provide training to conservation district officials in specific topics necessary for […]

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 […]