The new Working Lands for Wildlife Program is officially open for enrollment at your local USDA-NRCS Service Center. This is a statewide program putting the farmers production goals first and capitalizing naturally on the proven benefits to wildlife. A true “Win – Win” situation. This is a great opportunity for any farmer who is looking to establish some perennial summer forage to provide grazing during the summer months and decrease the risk of a feed shortage during long dry periods. Now is your chance to get in. Don’t miss this opportunity!
WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
A new web page is also available to answer your questions on program and technical information regarding the Working Land for Wildlife Program in Virginia. F ollow the link to read more about the program and its benefits. You can also:
- watch a short (4.5 minute) NRCS promotional video titled “Forage for Beef and Bobs: Northern Bobwhite in Working Grasslands,”
- review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about program participation,
- download the new program fact sheet (also attached), and
- check out recently-published articles on this topic.
The “How to Get Started” section distills sign up and participation down to five simple steps. We hope these resources will be useful and we encourage you to contact your local Conservationist ASAP to get in the front of the line for this great opportunity.
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