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PHEASANTS FOREVER BIOLOGISTS TO CONDUCT CRP WORKSHOPS

May 2, 2013

 

Pheasants Forever workshops to assist landowners in CRP enrollment

 

The Farm Service Agency will administer a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up May 20, 2013 through June 14, 2013. To get the word out about this sign-up period and to assist landowners in signing up, Kansas Pheasants Forever biologists will conduct a series of workshops across the state.

 

The workshops will be set up to answer any questions landowners have about CRP, as well as provide attendees with information on how they can improve their chances of getting accepted through the use of practices beneficial to wildlife. Several of the workshop locations are accepting walk-in customers and appointments to provide one-on-one, site-specific consultations. To find a Pheasants Forever CRP workshop near you, see the list below.

 

Landowners enrolled in the CRP program receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland. Land that is not currently enrolled in CRP can be offered during sign-up if all eligibility requirements are met. Contracts awarded during this general sign-up will become effective October 1, 2013.

 

The CRP program was first included in the 1985 Farm Bill to reduce soil erosion by taking land out of production and establishing permanent cover. At the time, it was estimated that topsoil was being lost at a rate of 3 billion tons per year due to erosion. Today’s CRP program has evolved to address issues of water quality, as well as wildlife habitat. In Kansas, CRP has reduced erosion, improved water and air quality, and provided more than 2 million acres of native grass habitat critical to prairie wildlife, including the lesser prairie chicken.

 

Abilene

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 6

 

 

2 p.m.

 

 

Atwood

 

 

Rawlins Co. USDA Service Center

 

 

May 21

 

 

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

Belleville

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 27

 

 

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

Belleville

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 28

 

 

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

Beloit

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 20

 

 

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

 

Beloit

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 21

 

 

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

 

Burlington

 

 

Fairgrounds - Kelly Hall

 

 

May 17

 

 

10 a.m.

 

 

Clay Center

 

 

Fairgrounds 4-H Building

 

 

May 9

 

 

2 p.m.

 

 

Colby

 

 

Meadow Lake Golf Course

 

 

May 15

 

 

6:30 p.m.

 

 

Concordia

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 22

 

 

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

Concordia

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 23

 

 

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

Dighton

 

 

Lane County Courthouse

 

 

May 9

 

 

1 p.m.

 

 

Elkhart

 

 

Morton County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 7

 

 

8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

 

Frankfort

 

 

Frankfort Reg. Edu. Center

 

 

May 16

 

 

7 p.m.

 

 

Garden City

 

 

Finney Co. Fairgrounds

 

 

May 13

 

 

12 p.m.

 

 

Goodland

 

 

Sherman Co. USDA Service Center

 

 

May 13

 

 

9 a.m. MST/10 a.m. CST

 

 

Great Bend

 

 

Kansas Wetlands Education Center

 

 

May 14

 

 

9:30 a.m.

 

 

Hiawatha

 

 

Klinefelter Farm

 

 

May 15

 

 

6:00 p.m.

 

 

Holton

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 16

 

 

8 a.m.

 

 

Hoxie

 

 

Midwest Energy Community Room

 

 

May 14

 

 

8 a.m. CST

 

 

Hugoton

 

 

Stevens County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 14

 

 

8 a.m.–2 p.m., 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

 

 

Hugoton

 

 

Stevens County Fair Office

 

 

May 14

 

 

2:30 p.m.

 

 

Hugoton

 

 

Stevens County Fair Office

 

 

May 14

 

 

6 p.m.

 

 

Hutchinson

 

 

Hutchinson Public Library

 

 

May 9

 

 

2:30 p.m.

 

 

Jetmore

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 15

 

 

8 a.m.

 

 

Johnson

 

 

Stanton County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 8

 

 

7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Lakin

 

 

Kearny County FSA/NRCS

 

 

May 17

 

 

7 a.m.– 1 p.m.

 

 

Liberal

 

 

Seward County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 16

 

 

8am - 5pm

 

 

Liberal

 

 

Seward County Activity

 

 

May 16

 

 

6:00 p.m.

 

 

Mankato

 

 

Mankato USDA Service Center

 

 

May 29

 

 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

Mankato

 

 

Mankato USDA Service Center

 

 

May 30

 

 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

Marion

 

 

Marion City Building Basement

 

 

May 8

 

 

1:00 p.m.

 

 

Ness City

 

 

USDA Service Center

 

 

May 17

 

 

8:00 a.m.

 

 

Norton

 

 

Norton County USDA Service Center

 

 

May 24

 

 

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

 

Oberlin

 

 

Decatur County USDA Service Center

 

 

May 20

 

 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

 

Saint John

 

 

Stafford County Annex

 

 

May 13

 

 

9 p.m.

 

 

Seneca

 

 

Seneca Free Library

 

 

May 14

 

 

6 p.m.

 

 

St. Francis

 

 

Cheyenne County USDA Service Center

 

 

May 22

 

 

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

Sublette

 

 

Haskell County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 9

 

 

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

 

Ulysses

 

 

Grant County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 9

 

 

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Ulysses

 

 

Grant County NRCS/FSA

 

 

May 15

 

 

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

 

Ulysses

 

 

Grant County 4-H Building

 

 

May 15

 

 

6:30 p.m.

 

 

Washington

 

 

1st National Bank

 

 

May 14

 

 

9:30 a.m.

 

 

Winfield

 

 

Cowley County USDA Service Center

 

 

May 23

 

 

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Winfield

 

 

Cowley County USDA Service Center

 

 

May 28

 

 

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Yates Center

 

 

County Fairgrounds - Bressner Hall

 

 

May 17

 

 

2:00 p.m.

 

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