2014 Master Farmer University Begins January 16 at West Monroe Convention Center

The Louisiana Master Farmer program will offer a two-day workshop – called Master Farmer University – beginning January 16 at the West Monroe Convention Center and concluding with a farm tour on January 17. Please read attached flyer.

NRCS Supports Pollinators

Pollinators provide crucial assistance to fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Learn how NRCS and other conservation partners are helping landowners protect pollinators.

Louisiana Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative

Through the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative (MBHI), NRCS will work with farmers, ranchers and other landowners to manage portions of their land to enhance habitat for migrating birds. MBHI projects will benefit wildlife, landowners, and the environment for years to come.

Agricultural Energy Management Plan

An Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP), commonly called an “on-farm energy audit,” ensures that both production and natural resource protection goals are achieved. An AgEMP will contain recommended measures to maximize energy conservation and efficiency.

Focal Area for Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration in Louisiana

Three parishes in Louisiana have been targeted as high-priority focal areas for Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration: Tangipahoa, Washington, and St. Tammany. St. Helena has also been included as medium-priority focal area.

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June 2014 Conservation Update

 Read the June 2014 Issue of the Conservation Update!

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