Entries by Kaylee Durrance

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 […]

Hurricane Season Begins: program funding helps in aftermath

Hurricane Season Begins Program Funding Helps in Aftermath GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2018 — Forecasters are predicting another busy hurricane season this year, while Florida is still recovering from hurricanes Irma and Harvey.   USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded $93 million for 133 projects in 27 Florida counties damaged by Hurricane Irma and […]

2018 Omnibus Bill Nixes DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 24, 2018 — Effectively immediately, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) financial assistance program participants will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill) signed in March eliminated these requirements. […]

Climate Resiliency Project Sign Up

USDA-NRCS IN GEORGIA AND FLINT RIVER DISTRICT ANNOUNCE CLIMATE RESILIENCY PROJECT SIGN UP ATHENS, GA, March 30, 2018 — State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Marty McLendon, chairman of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announced today that a sign […]