Agricultural Producers Workshop

The Leon SWCD recently hosted the first annual “Agricultural Producers Workshop” in Tallahassee for producers in Leon County Florida.

The workshop informed producers of new regulations affecting  agricultural activities in “Basin Management Action Plan” areas, and outlined grant and cost-share opportunities available from the NRCS, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida IFAS. After a lunch provided by a local restaurant,  the Chair of the Leon SWCD welcomed the attendees to the IFAS center and briefly described the programs and grants that our SWCD is engaged with, had everyone introduce themselves, then turned the meeting over to representatives from the NRCS, DOACS, and IFAS, all of whom had power-point presentations. There were questions after each presentation.

We are planning to do this workshop annually and recommend that other SWCD’s also consider providing this service to their agricultural producers.

Please contact Bill Howell Chair Leon SWCD if you have questions at 850 562-8429 or by e-mail at