Posted November 18, 2015 2:02 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Pictured from left to right: Shane Weinberg, Kelsey Drey, Jared Elm, Emery Davis, Jake Holt, Jason Andersen, and Nic Salick

Farm Bill Biologist Partnership expands to 26 counties, provides technical assistance to Iowa producers

Pictured from left to right: Shane Weinberg, Kelsey Drey, Jared Elm, Emery Davis, Jake Holt, Jason Andersen, and Nic Salick
Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever

Des Moines, IA -(AmmoLand.com)- The Farm Bill Biologist Partnership in Iowa welcomes seven new Farm Bill biologists to accelerate voluntary conservation program enrollment with Iowa producers.

Working in joint capacity with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), local chapters of Pheasants Forever, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency, the new biologists will assist landowners in outreach, planning, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands, including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup to be held December 1, 2015, through February 26, 2016.

“This partnership is another example of how state and federal agencies are partnering with non-government organizations to get voluntary conservation on the land and help Iowa reach its nutrient reduction goals,” said Bill Northey, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture.

“The NRCS is pleased to work with our partners, including Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, to make …Read the Rest

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