Financial Assistance for Good Conservation Practices Workshop March 7

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Financial Assistance Available for Good Conservation Practices is the topic of an Ouachita landowners and producers workshop Thursday, March 7, at the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development headquarters, 625 S. Adams St., Camden. The meeting gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with registration and networking followed by workshop topics from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Soil conservationists from the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) will inform landowners and farmers about conservation programs and NRCS services. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be discussed as well as how to apply for the CSP program and other services. CSP provides landowners and farmers annual payments for installing and adopting conservation activities as well as for improving, maintaining and managing existing activities.

Sponsored by the Silas H. Hunt Community Development Corporation in cooperation with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farms Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Southwest Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council, the workshop is free and open to the public. But, preregistration is requested. For additional information or to preregister, contact Kandi Williams at (870) 575-2427.

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