Courtesy 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.