Published on 02/16/06

Conservation programs workshops on March 4, 11

University of Georgia

Farmers, landowners or anyone interested in finding out more about conservation programs should attend one of the two remaining Conservation, Wildlife and Farmland Protection Workshops scheduled March 4 in Tifton, Ga., and March 11 in Statesboro, Ga.

“Most people don’t realize there are all types of programs available to encourage and reward conservation,” said Curt Lacy, an economist with the UGA Cooperative Extension. “These workshops help them understand which programs they need to be looking at.”

Questions will be answered by experts with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission and other federal, state and private organizations.

Registration is $25 in advance or $35 less than one week before the workshop. This includes materials, notebooks, lunch and breaks.

To find out more or to register, call 229/386-3416. Or go to the Website

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.