Florida NRCS offers cost-share funds for conservation practices

01/23/2013 04:57:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

high tunnelsCourtesy University of FloridaFlorida growers who install high tunnels may be eligible for NRCS cost-share funding. The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is taking applications for cost-share funding for organic practices, high-tunnel construction, on-farm energy conservation or management of longleaf pines.

Applications are due by March 15 to be eligible for fiscal year 2013 funding, according to a news release.

Under the organic initiative, growers receive funding to help install conservation practices on certified organic operations or on operations in transition to organic certification.

The high-tunnels initiative helps growers install high tunnels or hoop houses, designed to help extend production seasons.

The on-farm energy initiative helps growers with energy conservation.

The pine initiative helps landowners improve the sustainability and profitability of longleaf pine forest ecosystems.

For more information, visit a local Florida NRCS service center.

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