Grants available for conservation efforts

(10/18/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana farmers, ranchers and professionals who work in agricultural outreach can apply for up to $15,000 in grant funding to support their efforts through the Conservation Champions program.

The funding is being made available through a grant the National Wildlife Federation recently awarded to the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Master Farmer Program, the Louisiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative.

Agricultural producers as well as extension agents and employees of other agriculture-related agencies can submit applications until Dec. 1. An application form along with additional information can be obtained by visiting growingoutreach.nwf.org.

An informational webinar will be held Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Those interested can register at https://bit.ly/3n1zl6F.

The grant is flexible and can be spent on time, travel and other expenses related to conducting conservation initiatives.

Questions can be sent to Donna Gentry, coordinator of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program, at DSGentry@agcenter.lsu.edu, or to Luke Petersen, working lands specialist with the National Wildlife Federation, at petersenl@nwf.org.

10/18/2021 1:13:59 PM
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