USDA workshop to be held Thursday

     Anyone interested in learning what programs are offered by USDA and partners are welcome to attend a workshop on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CSB Youth Development Center, 800 North Maple Street in Monticello.

     The event is open to all types of producers:  conventional, niche, and specialty enterprises. Women, beginning farmers and contractors are encouraged to attend.

     Details about federal programs will be presented by agency personnel from the Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, including both technical assistance and financial assistance programs. Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship personnel will provide an overview of State and District conservation programs. Other private conservation organization partners will also discuss private sector opportunities.

     A light supper will be provided so please RSVP by contacting the Jones County USDA Service Center at 319-462-3196, ext. 3.

     For more info on soil and water conservation, stop by the office at 300 Chamber Drive in Anamosa or visit


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