The Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth & Cherokee County Farm Service Agency (FSA) in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) & Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will be presenting an informational meeting focused on the General Conservation Reserve Program General Sign Up starting Aug. 2 continuing until Aug. 27, 2010.
The Informational Meeting will be Aug. 11, 2010 at the following location:
Orange City Area Health System Downtown Campus @ 400 Central Avenue NW, Orange City, Iowa. East Entrance -- Downstairs -- Room 2/3 (The East Entrance is on Central Avenue) at 6 p.m.
The session will provide an overview of General CRP eligibility requirements, Environmental Benefits Index thresholds, Mid Contract Management activities and payment information. The meetings are free and open to the public & refreshments will be provided.
Farmers and ranchers play an important role in improving our environment, and for nearly 25 years, CRP has helped this nation build sound conservation practices that preserve soil, cleaner water, and restore habitat for wildlife.
CRP is a voluntary program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to use their environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolling in CRP plant long-term, resource-conserving covers in exchange for rental payments, cost-share, and technical assistance.
As always, if any questions or concerns arise, feel free to contact your local Farm Service Agency. Refreshments will be provided by the four counties Soil & Water Conservation Districts