ATHENS, GA, November 1, 2017 — State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Ricky Smith, president of the Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council announced today that a sign up for the North Georgia Poultry Energy Efficiency and Nutrient Management Planning Initiative is under way. The deadline for eligible poultry producers to apply is December 15, 2017.
Poultry producers looking to improve on-farm energy efficiency as well as water and soil quality through nutrient management, should visit their local USDA Service Center and submit their Conservation Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200) before the December 15 deadline.
The Project area covers Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker and Whitfield counties.
More information on NRCS conservation programs can be found at http://www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov under the Programs tab.
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