EQIP cost share funding meetings set for Thursday, Nov. 12 in Helena, Eudora

Will Hehemann School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

IMG_2779Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) informational meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, in Helena, Ark. and Eudora, Ark.

The meeting in Helena will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the federal building located at 617 Walnut St.

The meeting in Eudora will begin at 10 a.m. in the G.C. Johns Community Center Room at the old elementary school campus at 901 Baker St.

The meetings will focus on identification of the common and the not so common conservation practices used by growers for which cost share funds are available. Some of these practices include crop rotation, poly pipe installation to improve irrigation efficiency and rotational or cell grazing.

Natural Resources Conservation Service and UAPB Small Farm Program representatives will also help attendees’ complete EQIP application forms.

EQIP funds more than 100 cost share conservation practices. Some of the practices are already used by producers. The deadline to sign up for funding for 2016 is Nov. 20, 2015.

The workshops are free. For more information on the Helena meeting, contact Arlanda Jacobs at (870) 714-5531. For more information on the Eudora meeting, contact Travis Collins at (870) 355-7007.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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