Livestock Disaster and EQIP Financial Assistance Workshop May 13 in Eudora

Carol Sanders | UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Meeting photoPINE BLUFF, Ark. – Assistance available through the Livestock Disaster Assistance Program and the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) will be the topics of a workshop at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, at the G.C. Johns Community Center room at the old elementary school campus in Eudora, Arkansas. The workshop will end at 2 p.m.

“Some ranchers have already been declared eligible for assistance from the program; all producers need to be aware of available assistance and whether or not they qualify,” says Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Some ranchers may even qualify for assistance to help recovery from past droughts.

Livestock producers with pastures may be interested in adding interfencing along water troughs for rotational grazing. EQIP provides cost-share financial assistance for inner fence installation, water tank installation, adding gravel or a hard surface to get to a feeding area, and other ranch improvements.

Sponsored by the UAPB Small Farm Program, the meeting will also provide EQIP sign-up assistance. Contact Travis Collins, workshop coordinator, at (870) 355-7007 to pre-register to help with workshop planning. Lunch will be provided. The G.C. Johns old elementary school campus is located at 901 Baker Street.

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