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Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District
USDA/NRCS Education & Outreach
BeginningFarmer and Rancher
Resources and Opportunities
April 23, 2015 6:30pm
John E. Jones Ag Building Auditorium
54 Kelley Lane Columbiana, AL 35051
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is an important tool to providetraining, education, andoutreach to a new generation of agriculture.The USDAprovidessupport to:
Beginningfarmers andranchers in agriculture byprovidingaccess tofunding for beginning farmer development, facilitatingfarmland transition to the next generationoffarmers,and improving outreach andcommunication to military veterans about farming and ranching opportunities.
New farmers andranchers may be eligible for specific benefitsdesigned to helpstart a new farming operation.
Providessupport to socially disadvantaged andveteran farmers throughaccessto fundingfor beginningfarmer development; incentives for retiringfarmers to sell or Lease land comingoutof the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) toveteran farmers andranchers; andimproved outreach and communication to military veterans about farming andranchingopportunities.
The purpose of the Shelby County Soil & Water Conservation District is the improve economic performance of our natural resources. The District focuses on land, water and related resource problems. The District’s goal is to make citizens aware of the interrelationship between human activities and the natural environmental. Common concerns of the District include: Developing plans for landowners; water quality and supply; timber management; installing conservation practices; wildlife management and conservation education.
The Shelby County Soil & Water District Board of Supervisors meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the District Office at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Anyone who would like more information , please call our office.