Improving Pastures Program

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NC Improving Pastures Program

LEFT TO RIGHT – Jimmy Gentry, President, NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation & NC State Grange President – David Smith, Administration Chief Deputy Commissioner of NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services – Larry Wooten, President of NC Farm Bureau Federation – Dan Gerlach, President of Golden LEAF Foundation – Bryan Evans, Executive Director of NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts – Dr. Matt Poore, Extension Livestock Commodity Coordinator, NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The North Carolina Conservation Partners announced the 2017 Improving Pastures Program. After the 2016 drought, North Carolina’s pastures and haylands were damaged. These pastures and haylands were essential in NC’s livestock industry, which is one of agriculture’s key economic sectors. The program will work to maintain and preserve the pastures and haylands as well as provide educational resources and pasture renovation equipment for rent to producers.

“NC Farm Bureau is very proud to participate in the 2017 Improving Pastures Initiative helping farmers learn ways to improve their pastures and haylands as well as provide access to pasture and hayland renovation equipment such as no-till drills and weed control tools.” – Larry Wooten, NC Farm Bureau President.

To read the full press release, click on the link below.

Press Release – Improving Pastures Program Announcement

NCFSWC Improving Pastures

LEFT TO RIGHT – Michelle Lovejoy, Executive Director of NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation – Bryan Blinson, Executive Director of NC Cattlemen’s Association – Chester Lowder, Livestock Specialist of NC Farm Bureau Federation – Dr. Matt Poore, Extension Livestock Commodity Coordinator, NC State University College of – Agriculture and Life Sciences – Bryan Evans, Executive Director of NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

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