Farm Bill Conservation Benefits for Underserved Farmers: Hilo workshop
A PUBLIC WORKSHOP FOR THE HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED FARMERS, RANCHERS AND LANDOWNERS, PROVIDED BY THEUSDA NRCS, NARC&DC, & HSARCDA:
October 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 3;30 p.m., Hilo
The purpose of this workshop is to increase the USDA, Natural Resource ConservationService's (NRCS) outreach to historically underserved farmers and landowners in Hawaii. This includes ensuring that underserved farmers and landowners have access to and understand the
conservation benefits derived from participation in NRCS Conservation Easement, Stewardship,Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) and Agricultural Water Enhancement (AWE) programs provided through the 2008 Farm Bill.
Summary:The NARC&DC and its partner RC&D Councils, along with the participation of NRCS, FSA, and RD personnel, will conduct a series of workshops that will focus on underserved farmers and landowners. These groups include (but are not limited to) Asian, Pacific Islander, and women landowners and producers. These are all groups that have traditionally lacked access to the assistance available to farmers and ranchers elsewhere due to their race, gender, ethnicity, or relative lack of language proficiency. The workshop will be conducted at the USDA Pacific Basin Agriculture Research Center, at 64 Nowelo St., Hilo, on October 28, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 3;30 p.m., with site visits in the afternoon. Limited travel stipend is available.
Register for this workshop by October 14, 2013; or, for more information, please call BigIsland RC&D Council at 1-808-935-8426