The Hickman County Soil Conservation District (HCSCD) is part of the USDA Service Center in Centerville, TN. Other offices housed in the Service Center are the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
On May 7th approximately 280 3rd graders from the Hickman County Intermediate and East Hickman Intermediate schools attended the Farm Day that was held at the Hickman County Ag Pavilion. They viewed a presentation of the EnviroScape which demonstrates how the movement of water through a watershed occurs and the pollution that runoff may cause.
Contact Gina Sawyer at (931) 729-2686 if you are interested in setting up a demonstration.
New USDA Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online
Washington, D.C. May 28, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With today’s launch of Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities.
“What used to require a trip to a USDA service center can now be done from a home computer through Conservation Client Gateway,” Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to providing effective, efficient assistance to its clients, and Conservation Client Gateway is one way to improve customer service."
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