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 November 13th we had the pleasure to visit with approximately 145 4th graders from the East Hickman Intermediate school and their teacher Ms. Debbie DePaul! The students were visited by Sammy Soil; Chip Rose, Soil Conservationist with NRCS; and Mayor Shaun Lawson. 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 x 3 if you are interested in setting up a demonstration.
Tennessee Agricultural Producers Urged to Apply for ACEP Program by January 15, 2016
Other funds available for Wetland Protection
NASHVILLE – Tennessee producers are urged to apply for ACEP program by January 15, 2016. Funds are available to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching. Through the voluntary sale of an easement, landowners limit future development of farms, wetlands and grasslands.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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