Campti, LA – Land rich, cash poor? Interested in generating supplemental income? Heard about organic production but don’t know how to get started? Then the Sustainable Agriculture Education Series is for you! Join us every Saturday in February, from 10 am to 3 pm to learn the keys to growing a sustainable income from your farm.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presents Sustainable Farm & Food in partnership with Campti Field of Dreams and the Natchitoches Parish Library – Northeast Branch. It is free, open to the public, and will have USDA NRCS representatives onsite to provide information on their programs. These include, but are not limited to, grants for high tunnels; cost sharing on fencing, forage seeding, wells, ponds, heavy use areas, etc.
Guest speakers include experts from LSU AgCenter, farmers and value-added producers. The program is geared towards beginning farmers, ranchers, value-added producers (pies, cakes, jams, jellies, etc.), community leaders, community based organizations and those interested in making money in their backyard. “Whether you measure your farm in terms of feet or acres, NRCS has technical and financial assistance as well as other resources to help you improve your operation while benefitting the environment,” said Dexter Sapp, NRCS StrikeForce Coordinator for the State of Louisiana.
So if you are planning to, start, improve, expand, transition, market or strengthen your farm or ranching operation? Alternatively, if you want to, develop, improve, expand or transition to value-added, direct sale, organic or a specialty crop operation, then this series will discuss the technical and financial support available to you.
Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Red River Mill Credit Union.