Location: Riverfront Resource Center 125 Pine Avenue– Candy Room Albany, GA 31701-2593
10 a.m. – Noon
At the heart of the USDA StrikeForce initiative is finding answers to challenges facing rural America. Lack of affordable and adequate housing, high energy bills as a result of inefficient and outdated construction techniques, and depressed home values due to nearby blighted properties are just some of those challenges. As local leaders and stakeholders we ask that you attend this meeting and bring others to find out what USDA resources are available to assist your community.
Proposed Agenda items (subject to change):
Energy efficient residential construction techniques
Community focused efforts to tackle blighted properties
Come join the Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District for an informative session
on how to improve the quality and performance of your pond. We will have presentations
covering topics including fish health, pond maintenance, and NRCS programs. Registration starts
at 5:30PM, and the field day starts at 6:00PM.
For Pond Management Field Day Registration: Please reply by Tuesday, September 8th to account for number of meals.
Location: Flat Creek Arena 1516 Diamond Lane Royston, GA 30813
Come join the Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District for an informative session on how to improve the quality and performance of your pond. We will have presentations covering topics including fish health, pond maintenance, and NRCS programs. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and the field day starts at 6 p.m.
Please reply by Thursday, September 10, to account for number of meals.
Location: Plum Creek Jesup Nursery, 1689 Nursery Rd, Jesup, GA 31546
9:35-10:30 Nursery tour of Plum Creek Nursery in Gardi
10:30-11:00 Using soils to help make forest management decisions as related to species selection and site prep methods. 11:00-11:40 Forest Health discussion to include Southern Pine Beetle, Tip Moth, Beetle outbreaks in Longleaf pine plantations as well as other concerns and issues facing the industry.
11:40-12:00 NRCS/GFC cost share updates.
12:45-1:15 Q&A review, dismissal
Registration deadline is Sept. 21, 2015 and is limited to the first 60 people registered.
CEUs for Registered Forester, Master Timber Harvester and Commercial Pesticide Applicator applied for.