Free seminar in Alexandria explores managing, maintaining farms using best management practices
All are invited to attend, ask questions, listen to presentations, see hands-on best management practice demonstrations and learn about cost share opportunities.
Are you a farmer landowner, renter or looking to buy? Are you new to conservation practices or curious about all the conservation chatter and what it consists of? Not sure where to get started?
Learn what kind of Best Management Practices could benefit you or your farm. The Alexandria Technical Community College, Farm Business Management program, Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District, Douglas Farm Service Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are offering a free seminar workshop.
It's called “Our Farms… Our Future… Managing and maintaining the farm through best management practices”, and will take place Wednesday, Aug. 4. The event will be held in the Alexandria college's Customized Training Department (north wing).
All are invited to attend, ask questions, listen to presentations, see hands-on best management practice demonstrations and learn about cost share opportunities. Presenters and the topics that will be addressed during the day include:
- SWCD presentations: Watershed Conservation Planner Initiative, Agriculture Best Management Practices loans, Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.
- Soil health.
- NRCS presentations: Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).
- FSA Presentations: programs, practices, procedures and more.
- Registration is requested for this workshop. You can register by calling (320) 763-3191, ext. 3 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seminar workshop begins at 1 p.m and ends at 4 p.m. This will allow for each presenter to have roughly 20 mins to quickly and efficiently cover their topic. Staff and presenters will be around before and after their presentations for additional questions and comments. There is enough space for around 50 people to attend.
The coordinators for this event want to make sure they're covering every topic that is of importance to you, so there will be comment cards handed out along with packets of information, handout materials and resources on cost-share opportunities.
For more information contact Douglas SWCD at 320-763-3191 X3, or www.douglasswcd.com .