So We have just received word from our NRCS that another round of funding
from EQIP is AVAILABLE!! They had money leftover!!! So if you wanted to
get in on the hoop house cost share last time and missed out-this is your

Remember you need to register with your local FSA office to "get on the
list" and of course complete some paper work (it IS the government) and
then a Soil Conservation Tech will visit you on your farm and access for
feasibility of appropriate cost shares such as cover crops, transitioning
to organic, fencing, animal watering systems, hoophouses/high tunnels,
buffer zones and many other practices that can improve your farm business
while contributing to the betterment of the environment!!
Vicki Morrone
Organic Farming Specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)
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From: <Silveri>, "<Jennifer - NRCS-CD>", <Charlotte>, Jennifer Silveri X
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Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:33 PM
To: Vicki Morrone <[log in to unmask]>, Steve Tennes
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Subject: FW: 2nd Signup

>Please share! NRCS has announced a second round of funding for national
>initiatives through the EQIP program. They had money left over after the
>first round of funding allocations. Initiatives eligible for the second
>round of funding are: Air Quality, Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops,
>Drought, Certified Organic, and Organic Transition. The Sign up
>deadline/cutoff is early may, it is extremely important for interested
>producers to contact their local NRCS District Conservationist (DC) to
>start the application process ASAP!
>Let me know if you have any questions,
>P.S. Seasonal High Tunnel is the same thing as a hoop house.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Redder, Tim - NRCS, Charlotte, MI
>Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:05 PM
>To: Silveri, Jennifer - NRCS-CD, Charlotte, MI
>Subject: 2nd Signup
>Tim Redder
>District Conservationist
>Charlotte Service Center
>(517) 543-1539 ext. 3
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