EQIP and Forestry Production Potential Session Set for Nov. 9

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

img_2779Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) practices, farm loans and the profit potential of well-managed forestland will be topics of a meeting Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 125 S Main Street, in Eudora, Arkansas. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

Nolan Beck, district conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, will cover EQIP which provides financial assistance to help producers install conservation or land improvement conservation practices on their farms and ranches. Different conservation practices that producers can sign up for to improve their land will be discussed including cross fencing for rotational grazing; water facility for watering livestock; stream crossing; and gravel for heavy use areas where cattle congregate.

Loans for operating expenses, livestock, equipment or land will be discussed by Jason Rawls, Farm Service Agency loan officer. Eligibility and feasibility will be covered.

Joe Friend, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff forester, will discuss the profit potential of well-managed forestland and the EQIP practices that producers can use to better manage their forestland.

If you have special needs, contact Travis Collins at (870) 355-7007 or cityofeudora.collins@gmail.com.

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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