1/9/2014 4:57 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Farmers and ranchers are invited to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program that encourages land owners to address resource concerns on their farms.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is organizing this program. So far, they have partnered with producers to enroll more than 160,000 acres across West Virginia.
District Conservationist Gary Redden said the five-year program provides technical advice and financial assistance.
The application has been extended to February 7. Folks must go to their district office to sign the forms. The office in Beckley covers Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming Counties, while the office in Princeton covers Mercer, Summers and McDowell Counties.
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