Farm Resources in Boston Mountains Region

 Beginning Farmer

   
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pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

New Farmers Website

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s www.usda.gov/newfarmers has in-depth information, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new markets; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education and technical support programs.

Cooperative Extension links are included among the Research, Technical Assistance and Education resources. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully used USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf General Traits of Winter Annual Clovers Grown in Arkansas

Clovers are beneficial additions to many forage programs because of improved forage growth distribution, increased forage yield, increased forage quality and reduced nitrogen fertilizer costs.

pdf Arkansas Regulation No. 5: Liquid Animal Waste Management Systems

Regulation No. 5 requires that a permit be obtained from Ark. Dept. of Environmental Quality before the construction and operation of a confined animal operation that uses a liquid waste management system.

pdf Strategies for Livestock Management in Riparian Zones in Arkansas

A Univ. of Arkansas, Division, of Agriculture factsheet by Asst. Prof. Dirk Philipp describes riparian vegetation and its relationship to water quality, and options for managing cattle including streambank crossings, partial livestock exclusion, livestock management, offstream watering, and grazing management.

pdf Phosphorus based Nutrient Management Planning

This Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture 4-pager covers three major options for phosphorus planning and management.

pdf Using the 2010 Arkansas Phosphorus Index

This 14-pager from the Univ. of Arkansas Div. of Agriculture summarizes the Arkansas P Index, or API, adopted by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission effective Jan.

pdf Environmental Issues for Small Swine Farmers

This fact sheet developed by Univ. of Ark at Pine Bluff discusses requirements and considerations for AFOs and CAFOs in vegetation maintenance, space requirements for hogs, and nuisance smell issues.

pdf Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

pdf The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals
There are 315 resources serving Boston Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Boston Mountains Region
Conservation Districts
Boone County Conservation District
Lisa Widner - Water Quality Technician / Office Coordinator - Harrison, AR
Buffalo Conservation District
Tina Horton - Marshall, AR
Cleburne County Conservation District
Barbara Arnold - Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Conservation District
Sherrie Lech - Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Conservation District
Christine Simpson - Ozark, AR
Independence County Conservation District
Ricki Gilbert - District Secretary - Batesville, AR
Johnson County Conservation District
Kim Carter - District Secretary - Clarksville, AR
Newton County Conservation District
Adam Clark - District Secretary - Jasper, AR
Pope County Conservation District
Jeanette Hale - District Coordinator - Russellville, AR
Stone County Conservation District
Martha Blackwell - District Secretary - Mountain View, AR
Van Buren County Conservation District
Candace Smith - Clinton, AR
Conservation Groups and Associations
Agrarian Trust
Brooke Werley
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
- Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
- Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Arkansas Cattlemen's Association
Adam McClung - Executive Vice President - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) - Central Region
Dana Rozenski, CPRP - Central Region Director - Jacksonville, AR
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) - Northeast Region
Brandon Shrader - Northeast Region Director - Trumann, AR
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) - Northwest Region
Byron Humphry - Northwest Region Director - Fayetteville, AR
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) - Southeast Region
Kitty Lane - Executive Secretary - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) - Southwest Region
Ross Cowling - Southwest Region Director - Texarkana, AR
Arkansas Trappers Association
Gary Helms - President - Cabot, AR
Arkansas Turf Grass Association
Mary Beth Rogers - Bryant, AR
Arkansas Wildlife Federation
Wayne Shewmake - President - Little Rock, AR
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Bayou Bartholomew Alliance
Dr. Bill Layher - Coordinator - Pine Bluff, AR
Black Bear Conservation Coalition
- Baton Rouge, LA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Central Hardwoods Joint Venture
Jane Fitzgerald - Coordinator - Reeds Spring, MO
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Civil War Preservation Trust
Jim Campi - Policy and Communications Director - Washington, DC
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Delta Waterfowl - Arkansas
Ty Jean - Arkansas Regional Director - Bismarck, ND
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet - Chief Executive Officer - Lexington, KY
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Illinois River Watershed Partnership
Delia Haak or David Duncan - Executive Director/Conservation Program Coordinator - Cave Springs, AR
Kings River Watershed Partnership
- Berryville , AR
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Angeline Rodgers - Acting Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Keith McKnight - Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Colin Donohue - Executive Director - Athens, OH
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Amy Maniatis - Chief Marketing Officer - Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
North Arkansas Quail Club
Kelly Batterton - President - Salem, AR
Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority (NACA)
- Bentonville, AR
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partnership for Conservation
Randy Bampfield - Co-Chair- Legal Committee - Washington, DC
Partnership for Southern Forestland Conservation
- Clemson, SC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quail Unlimited - Arkansas Chapter
Scott Kelly - State Chairman: #1003 - Gravette, AR
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Save the Illinois River, Inc.
Ed Brocksmith - Secretary-Treasurer - Tahlequah, OK
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Jackson, MS
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
Laurel Brent-Bumb - Placerville, CA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The Association for Beaver Lake Environment (ABLE)
- Rogers, AR
The Buffalo River Foundation
Mike Mills - President - Ponca, AR
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Ozark Society
Bob Cross - President - Little Rock, AR
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC)
- Little Rock, AR
Boone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Harrison, AR
Cleburne County Cooperative Extension Service
- Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Cooperative Extension Service
- Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Charleston Office
- Charleston, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Ozark Office
- Ozark, AR
Independence County Cooperative Extension Service
- Batesville, AR
Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clarksville, AR
Newton County Extension Office
Linda Floyd-Chappell - County Extension Agent - Jasper, AR
Pope County Cooperative Extension Service
- Russellville, AR
Searcy County Cooperative Extension Service
- Marshall, AR
Stone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Mountain View, AR
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service State Office
- Little Rock, AR
Van Buren County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clinton, AR
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Private Wetland/Riparian Zone Creation and Restoration Incentive
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Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Tax Incentives via the Water Resource Conservation and Development Incentives Act
Gina Wilson - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Wetland and Riparian Zones Tax Credit Program
John Turner - Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Government Agencies
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Teresa Marks - Director - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Dept of Rural Services
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Lori Scott Nakai - Public Information Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission
- Little Rock, AR
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
David Long
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Private Lands Coordinator/Agricultural Liaison - Jonesboro, AR
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Tobias P. Ford Jr., PLS, RPLS
- St. Francisville, LA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils
Ron Bell - President - Batesville, AR
Arkansas River Valley RC&D
Alice Weeks - Coordinator - Ft. Smith, AR
Northwest AR RC&D
Richard Drewry - Coordinator - Harrison, AR
Ozark Foothills RC&D
Lori Barker - Coordinator - Newport, AR
Southwest States RC&D Councils
- Roland, AR
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Agri Cooperative Supply
Charlie Hamilton - General Manager - Morrilton, AR
Arkansas County Co-op
Chuck Freemyer - General Manager - Almyra, AR
Associated Farmers Cooperative
Jim Walker - Manager - Conway, AR
Delta Cotton Cooperative Inc.
Wade Castleberry - General Manager - Marmaduke, AR
Delta Farmers Association
Bill Moss - General Manager - Grady, AR
Drew Farm Supply Inc.
Lewis Orrell - General Manager - Monticello, AR
Farmers Association
Danny P. Naegle - General Manager - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Cooperative
Jay Carter - General Manager - Van Buren, AR
Farmers Oil Corporation
James E. Hardin - General Manager - Newport, AR
Garland County Farmers Association
Randy Barrett - General Manager - Hot Springs, AR
Hot Spring County Farmers Cooperative
James Stinnett - General Manager - Malvern, AR
Hughes Grain Corp.
Wilson Pittman - General Manager - Hughes, AR
Lonoke County Co-op, Inc.
Phillip R. Murray - General Manager - Lonoke, AR
North Arkansas Farm Supply Inc.
Billy Doyle - General Manager - Batesville, AR
Prairie Farmers Association
Troy Young - General Manager - Hazen, AR
Sevier County Farmers Cooperative Inc.
Darrell Payne - General Manager - DeQueen, AR
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association
Meredith B. Allen - President and CEO - Greenwood, MS
Tri-County Farmers Association
James Batchelor - General Manager - Brinkley, AR
Small Farm Resources
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, ACA
- Little Rock, AR
Agri Cooperative Supply
Charlie Hamilton - General Manager - Morrilton, AR
Arkansas County Co-op
Chuck Freemyer - General Manager - Almyra, AR
Associated Farmers Cooperative
Jim Walker - Manager - Conway, AR
Base Camp Leasing
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Central Ozarks Farmers and Artisans Market
Mark Garner - Market Manager - Harrison, AR
Cleburne County Growers Market
- Heber Springs, AR
Columbia County Homegrown Market Association
- Magnolia, AR
Delta Agricultural Credit Association
Jared Pieroni - Loan Officer - Dermott, AR
Delta Cotton Cooperative Inc.
Wade Castleberry - General Manager - Marmaduke, AR
Delta Farmers Association
Bill Moss - General Manager - Grady, AR
Drew Farm Supply Inc.
Lewis Orrell - General Manager - Monticello, AR
Farm Credit Midsouth, ACA
- Jonesboro, AR
Farm Link of Arkansas
Joyce Hutchinson - Arkansas Development Finance Authority - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Association
Danny P. Naegle - General Manager - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Cooperative
Jay Carter - General Manager - Van Buren, AR
Farmers Oil Corporation
James E. Hardin - General Manager - Newport, AR
FCS of Western Arkansas, ACA
- Russellville, AR
Garland County Farmers Association
Randy Barrett - General Manager - Hot Springs, AR
Hot Spring County Farmers Cooperative
James Stinnett - General Manager - Malvern, AR
Hughes Grain Corp.
Wilson Pittman - General Manager - Hughes, AR
Little Rock River Market
- Little Rock, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lonoke County Co-op, Inc.
Phillip R. Murray - General Manager - Lonoke, AR
North Arkansas Farm Supply Inc.
Billy Doyle - General Manager - Batesville, AR
Polk County Farmers Association Inc.
Paul Stanley - General Manager - Mena, AR
Prairie Farmers Association
Troy Young - General Manager - Hazen, AR
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Richard Gilmore
AgVisory - Charlton, MA
Sevier County Farmers Cooperative Inc.
Darrell Payne - General Manager - DeQueen, AR
Tri-County Farmers Association
James Batchelor - General Manager - Brinkley, AR
Village Community Market
- Hot Springs Village, AR
West Fork Garden Market
- West Fork, AR
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Arkansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Christian Olson - Arkansas Agriculture Department - Little Rock, AR
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Arkansas State Farm Service Agency
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Arkansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Corey Farmer - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Booneville Plant Materials Center
James (Randy) King - PMC Manager - Booneville, AR
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Arkansas
Jena Moore - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Dianne Schlenker - Initiatives Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Farm Best Management Practices
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

pdf How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

pdf Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

pdf Best Management Practices for Livestock Farms

This 5-pager defines BMPs, explains how they are developed and gives a good overview of low-cost BMPs related to nutrient management and filter strips as well as BMPs that could require cost-share related to stream protection.

pdf Assessment of STAX (Stacked Income Protection Program) for Arkansas Representative Panel Farmers
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The goal of this study is to assist Arkansas farmers to better understand alternative policy proposals and in developing their positions regarding the 2012 Farm Bill.

A 'Slimy, Smelly Mess' at Burndown, but Giant Radishes Help Arkansas Growers Stem Erosion
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A “cocktail mix” of winter cover comprised of tillage radishes — which can send a tuber as much as 60 inches into the soil —cereal rye, and rape/canola help Mike Taylor and his son, Mikey, prevent erosion and wind damage on their 6,500-acre Long Lake Plantation near Helena, Ark.

pdf General Traits of Winter Annual Clovers Grown in Arkansas

Clovers are beneficial additions to many forage programs because of improved forage growth distribution, increased forage yield, increased forage quality and reduced nitrogen fertilizer costs.

pdf Using Bermudagrass Forage Systems to Mine Phosphorus from High Soil-Test Phosphorus Soils

This factsheet explains the results of a study and guidelines for using bermuda sod pasture as a means of removing P from soil by adding only N and K, then removing the forage to sites low in soil P.

Soil Phosphorus Management and Recommendations

This factsheet explains soil phosphorus or P numbers, the concerns about phosphorus, and suggested BMPs for managing phosphorus in the soil.

pdf Soil testing for Manure Management

This Univ. of Arkansas fact sheet explains “Testing soil for nutrients is an integral part of nutrient management planning for the use of animal manure as fertilizer.& ...

pdf Beef Cattle Management for Water Quality Protection in Arkansas

This 14-page summary from the Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture describes various forms of grazing management that can improve compaction, riparian degradation and runoff from beef cattle operations.& ...

pdf Nutrient Management Planning for Livestock Operations: an Overview

Explains the objectives and benefits of developing a nutrient management plan.  Federal law requires plans for all concentrated animal feeding operations and the northwest Arkansas counties with areas designated as “nutrient sensitive” also require nutrient management plans.

pdf Nutrient Management Regulations Overview for Livestock Farms in Arkansas

This is a Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture fact sheet about the Arkansas Natural Resource Commissions mandate to safeguard water quality in the state.& ...

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

pdf Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

pdf Grazing Management Affects Runoff Water Quality and Forage Yield
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses the relationship between the poultry and cattle industry in Arkansas, namely their production and use, respectively, of phosphorus-rich poultry litter.

pdf Sampling Poultry Litter for Nutrient Content
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses benefits and sampling principles for testing poultry litter because, “Applying poultry litter without knowing its nutrient content is similar to applying commercial fertilizer without knowledge of its nutrient content (e.g ...

pdf Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

pdf Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

pdf Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

pdf Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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pdf Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

pdf Vegetative Shelterbelts on Poultry Farms for Air Emission Management
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This fact sheet defines the difference between a vegetative shelterbelt and structural windbreak.  It concludes, “A well-designed and positioned vegetative shelter-belt on a poultry farm can be used as a practical air emission mitigation technology.& ...

pdf Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

pdf Pond Culture of Tilapia
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Summary of the most popular method for raising tilapia in the U.S. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

pdf Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

pdf Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

pdf In Pond Raceways for Aquaculture
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Small-scale On-Farm Fish Processing
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Facilities design, requirements, and regulations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Principles of Fish Nutrition
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Covers major nutrient groups, micronutrients, digestion and metabolism, feed, and feeding practices. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Rotational Grazing
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This document, from Cooperative Extension at the University of Kentucky, is a 15-pager how-to that covers both infrastructure and management requirements for this form of grazing, which helps farmers increase net profit by increasing yield of animal products per acre.

pdf Non-native Species in Aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

pdf Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting, Daily Maintenance is Essential
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Beyond simply covering poultry mortality with litter, includes water contamination concerns.

pdf Treating Poultry Litter with Alum
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Explains the benefits of using alum for both poultry production and water quality.

pdf Watering systems for Cattle Ponds
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Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

pdf Channel Catfish, Life History and Biology
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The basics on “the most important species of aquatic animal commercially cultured in the United States.”  Discusses blue, white, brown bullhead, black bullhead, yellow bullhead, and flathead catfish species.

pdf Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical Considerations
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Pros and cons and essentials for this system. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
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This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

pdf Riparian Buffers: Functions and Value
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Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

pdf Riparian buffers: Types and establishment methods
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Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

pdf Best Management Practices for Waterbirds on Agricultural Land
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Defines and discusses management of nutrients, pests, tillage, harvest, and edge/buffers to benefit waterbirds.  Also provides crop-specific BMPs for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice.

Worm Composting or Vermicompost

This brief article from University of Arkansas explains that “Worm composting or vermicomposting is a suitable composting option for apartment dwellers and homes with no yard space and is also a great classroom activity.

pdf BMPS for Managing a Livestock Operation to Minimize Odor
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Another University of Arkansas gem that explains integrated odor management, which can include diet manipulation, capture and treatment of gas, and BMPs for spreading manure.

pdf Liquid Manure Solids Management
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This brief factsheet from the University of Arkansas defines liquid manure, discusses storage and management options, as well as solids removal and equipment.

pdf The Use of Poultry Litter in Row Crops
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This factsheet from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture delineates nutrient content, application procedures and guidelines for application and storage of poultry litter as a fertilizer and source of organic matter for row crops.

pdf Toxicities of Agricultural Pesticides to Selected Aquatic Organisms
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Lists toxicities of many different chemicals and how to reduce the risk of pesticide drift. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation: Bobwhite and Buffers
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The conservation provisions of the Farm Bill can produce more consistent positive wildlife habitat benefits when policy (program statutes, rules, practices, and practice standards) is developed in the context of explicit goals identified as part of large-scale conservation initiatives.

pdf Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project
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pdf Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Forage Fish - Introduction and Species
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A discussion of the fish stocked in recreational fishing ponds as food for species such as largemouth bass.  Includes bluegill, redear sunfish, fathead minnow, golden shiner, threadfin shad, and tilapia and other species.

pdf Fly Control for Organic Dairies
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This fact sheet provides techniques acceptable for organic and integrated pest management.  It specifically addresses house flies, horn flies, face flies, and stable flies.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

pdf Verification of Recommended Management Practices for Major Aquaculture Species
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The primary goal of this Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) project was to start verification programs in participating states (i.e.

pdf Common Farm-raised Baitfish
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Characteristics and requirements of the three most common baitfish in the South: the golden shiner, fathead minnow or goldfish. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf What is Cage Culture?
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf Aquaculture: Realities and Potentials When Getting Started
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Important personal, feasibility, and financial factors to consider. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

pdf Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

pdf Aeration

The importance of aeration in aquaculture and various methods how to. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
Articles on Farm Income Opportunities
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

Agritourism in Arkansas

Agritourism is a business on a working farm, or other agricultural enterprise that offers an educational and fun experience for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.& ...

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

pdf Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

pdf Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

pdf Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals
There are 954 resources serving Boston Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Boston Mountains Region
Agritourism
A & B Berry Farm
Anna and Bill Lewis - Prattsville, AR
A.B. Richmond
- Huntington, AR
Across the Creek Farm
Terrell “Spence” & Carla Spencer - Owners - West Fork, AR
Arkansas Grapes
The Everett's - El Paso, AR
Arkansas Soap Company
Johnny and Kelli Calendar - Houston, AR
Arkansas Tomato Grower
Roger Sweatt - Clinton, AR
ArkansasGrown.org
Arkansas Department of Agriculture - Little Rock, AR
Armstead Mountain Farm
Sue Nuffer - Jerusalem, AR
Armstrong Beefalo Farm
Gary or Barbara Armstrong - El Paso, AR
Ashley's Blueberries
Ross or Roslyn Ashley - Eureka Springs, AR
Autumn Harvest Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Jill Warren - Fulton, AR
BackYard Berries
Danny and Carolyn Lawson - Perryville, AR
Barnhill Orchards
Bob Barnhill - Lonoke, AR
Bassham Orchard
Robert or Jo Ann Bassham - Wynne, AR
Bean Mountain Farms
Herb or Karyn Culver - Deer, AR
Beary Farms
J.D. Beary - Walnut Ridge, AR
Bemis Tree Farm, Inc.
Donna Bemis - Little Rock, AR
Berries by Bill
Bill Landreth - Newport, AR
Bewley's Peach Orchard
Robert Bewley - Dover, AR
Binkley's Produce
Patricia Binkley - Walnut Ridge, AR
Blue Bayou Orchard
David Johnson - Nashville, AR
Bluebird Hill Berry Farm
Jerry or Jeaneane Markham - Atkins, AR
Bluebird Song Farm
Doelas Landes - Mulberry, AR
Bobby J. Wilkes
- Fort Smith, AR
BoBrook Farms
- Roland, AR
Bradbury Christmas Tree Farm
Rickey Bradbury - Mabelvale, AR
Brianwoods Christmas Farm
Richard Gustin - Berryville, AR
C-J-C Apiaries
Jack Cox - Everton, AR
Carter Farms
Johnny Wayne Carter - Cave City, AR
Cathy's Orchard
Cathy Hood - Mt. Vernon, AR
Caubble Orchards
Jack or Tommy Caubble - Wynne, AR
Cedar Rock Acres
Bill or Audre Sturtevant - Cleveland, AR
Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards & Winery
Audrey House - Owner & Grower - Altus, AR
Christmas in the Ozark's Tree Farm
Martin & Jill Babb - Omaha, AR
Clarksville Perennial and Herb Market
Paula Watson - Clarksville, AR
Cline Berry Farm
George Cline - Harrison, AR
Collins Round Mountain Orchard
Racy Garis - Conway, AR
Cowie Winery
Robert Cowie - Paris, AR
Cox Berry Farm
James Cox - Clarksville, AR
Crabtree Farms and Produce
David Crabtree - Alma, AR
D & D Christmas Tree Farm
Dianne Townsend & Dani Elledge - Hope, AR
D & M Nuthouse & Orchards
Dean or Misty White - Lonoke, AR
Daddy Bob's
Robert and Terri Calloway - Nashville, AR
Dale Thomas Farm
Dale Thomas - Dierks, AR
Delta Star Farms
Christian Shuffield - Scott, AR
Dick's Apiaries
Richard W. Kottler - Choctaw, AR
Dinner Bell Ranch
- Eureka Springs, AR
Donna Reinhart
- Lafe, AR
Drake Farms
Julie and Steve Drake - Rogers, AR
Drewry Farm and Orchard
Kenny and Nancy Drewry - Dover, AR
Drewry Farm and Orchard Produce Market
- Russellville, AR
Dripping Springs Garden
Mark Cain and Michael Crane - Huntsville, AR
Enoch's Berry Farm
- Fouke, AR
Ewe Bet Farm
- Cave Springs, AR
Far Ames Orchard
Guy K. Ames - Fayetteville, AR
Fenton's Berry Farm
Clyde Fenton - Harrison, AR
Fiegel's Fish and Fowl Ranch
Don Fiegel - Ward, AR
Fishback Apiaries
John McBride - Gravette, AR
Flower Farm on Wye Mountain
Beth and Butch Eggers - Roland, AR
Foothold Farm
David Malm - Jasper, AR
Forbes Farms
James Forbes - Harvey, AR
Foshee Pecan Farm
Paul Foshee - Blackwell, AR
Frandy Farms
- Rose Bud, AR
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Fryer's Tree Farm
- Bentonville, AR
Galla Creek
Leanne Fender - Pottsville, AR
Geisler's Holiday Forest
Jim and Ella Geisler - Jacksonville, AR
Gillam Farms
Jeremy Gillam - Judsonia, AR
Goobertown Christmas Tree Farm
Bill and Linda Owen - Jonesboro , AR
Hall's Orchard
Bill or Maggie Miller - Sage, AR
Hardin Farms
Jody Hardin - Grady, AR
Harvest Fresh Farm
Bill & Susan Cross - Magnolia, AR
Hearnsberger's Farm
Greg Hearnsberger - Hampton, AR
Hidden Valley Farm
Barbara Watkins - Little Rock, AR
Hilltop Christmas Tree Farm
Terry and Johnnie Sue Christy - Dardanelle, AR
Holbens Triple D Farms, Inc.
Larry Holben or Tonya Holben - Clarksville, AR
Holiday Forest
Jim Geisler - Little Rock, AR
Holland Bottom Farms
Larry Odom - Cabot, AR
Homestead Christmas Tree Farm
Charles and Pat Sanders - Benton, AR
Horse Shoe Vineyards
Larry Walker - Hot Springs, AR
Jackson Enterprises
Marrice Jackson - Ward, AR
Jamison Farm
Joey Jamison - Nashville, AR
Jester Bee Company
Kevin Jester - West Ridge, AR
Jim Collins Net Pen Facility
Leonard Dean - Mount Ida, AR
Joe Willis
- Rison, AR
Johnston Pumpkin Farms
Cary Johnston - Greenbrier, AR
Justin Freeman
- Russellville, AR
Kathleen Johnson Farms
Kathleen Johnson - Cherry Valley, AR
Kerin Farm
- Gravelly, AR
Knoxville Berry Farm
Brian Logan - Knoxville, AR
Kyzer Plant Farm
Jane Reynolds, Elaine Scudder - Jacksonville, AR
Liberty Produce
Karla Schaeffer - Louann, AR
Little Buffalo Blueberry
Jack and Barbara Vasluski - Parthenon, AR
Luckett-Bell Inc.
Chase Bell - DeWitt, AR
Mary White
- Morrilton, AR
McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm
Harold McAlpine - Bismarck, AR
McMurray Farms
Nolan and Rena McMurray - Woodson, AR
Mel Hackett
- Perryville, AR
Mitchell Gardens
Eldon or Pat Mitchell - Mountain Home, AR
Motley's Tree Farm
Randy Motley - Little Rock, AR
Motleys Tree Farm
Randy Motley - Little Rock, AR
Mount Bethel Winery
Peggy Post - Altus, AR
Mount Hebron Farm
Janet Stanton - Cave Springs, AR
Mountain Greenery
Sara Pollard - Winslow, AR
Mountain High Produce
Pat High - Cabot, AR
Mountain Home Berry Farm
Michael and Judy Catlin - Mountain Home, AR
Mountain View Tree Farm, Inc.
Jim Zornes - Booneville, AR
Muddy Creek Farm Christmas Trees
Ed & Sheliah Stehle - Mabelvale, AR
Nixon Flower Farm
Dana Daniels Nixon - Jacksonville, AR
Northfork Christmas Tree Farm
Chic Matthews - Greenbrier, AR
Oakes Berry Farm
Ann Oakes - Hensley, AR
Old Milo Tree Farms
Brad and Lonni Davis - Hamburg, AR
Ozark Mountain Meadows
- Ozark, AR
Ozark Mushrooms
Robert Ebert - West Fork, AR
Ozark Specialty Products
Tom E. Kimmons - Shirley, AR
Ozark Wildflower Company
Ron Rottman - Jasper, AR
Pampered Pioneer Soaps and Sundries
Mandy Senese - Gentry, AR
Peach Pickin' Paradise
Steve Morgan - Clarksville, AR
Peebles Farms
Dallas and Shawn Peebles - Augusta, AR
Petit Jean Farm
Ed Martsolf - Morrilton, AR
Phillip Allen Apiaries
Phillip Allen - Springdale, AR
Pine Grove Christmas Tree Farms
- Charleston, AR
Piney Fork Berry Farm
Tony Montgomery - Evening Shade, AR
Piney Ridge Honey Farm
Joe or Tracy Spinks - Piggott, AR
Post Familie Vineyards
Paul Post - Altus, AR
Post Winery
- Altus, AR
Pruett Farms
Bill McNeel - Hensley, AR
Pumpkin Hollow
Darrell & Ellen Dalton - Piggott, AR
Pumpkins and More
James and Linda Johnson - Quitman, AR
Ranalli Farms Equipment
Norbert Ranalli - Springdale, AR
Reeder's Christmas Tree Farm
Mamie Reeder - Hensley, AR
Renee's Berry Garden
Pat Ford - London, AR
Riley's Orchard
Charles or Darlene Riley - Cherry Valley, AR
Rivendell Gardens
Gordon Watkins - Parthenon, AR
Riverbend Gardens
Janet Bachmann - Fayetteville, AR
Roberson Orchards & Farm Market
Jim Roberson - Omaha, AR
Romance Christmas Tree Farm
Kevin Newcom and Mitch McKay - Romance, AR
Santa's Little Forest
Walter Kirchoff - Altheimer, AR
Schaefers & Collins Produce Farm
Lisa Schaefers - Mayflower, AR
Schilling's Christmas Tree Farm
Joe Schilling - Lonoke, AR
Shawbridge Orchards
Bill Wilson - Wooster, AR
Smitty's U-Pick
Joe or Mary Smith - Mountain Home, AR
Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
Linda Hinton - Director - Tyronza, AR
Southwind Outdoors
- Little Rock, AR
Spiders Web Daylily Garden
Vikki Mick - Blytheville, AR
Spradley Berry Farm
Ples Spradley - Lonoke, AR
Sta-N-Step Farms
Les and Kathy Dozier - Fayetteville, AR
Stephenson Family Christmas Tree Farm
Mike or Molly Stephenson - Elkins, AR
Stewart's Apiaries
Kiven or Mary Stewart - North Little Rock, AR
Stone Ages Farm
Boyd and Marilyn Nelson - Leslie, AR
Suviaz Nursery
- Bald Knob, AR
Suzanne's Fruit Farm
David and Sylvia Reddin - Hampton, AR
Sweden Creek Farm
Carole Anne Rose - Kingston, AR
Taylor Farms
Jackie Taylor - Searcy, AR
Taylors Orchard
William J. Taylor - Gentry, AR
The Bradbury Tree Farm
Rickey Bradbury - Mabelvale, AR
The Cabot Patch
Larry High or Jim Wilson - Cabot, AR
The Tomato Man
Frank E. Patterson - Bryant, AR
Tidwell Christmas Tree Farm
John Tidwell - Fordyce, AR
Tom's Christmas Trees
Tom Fallis - Wynne, AR
Twin Oaks Peach Farm
Robert A. Allured - Alma, AR
Waterfall Beef
Lisa Cone - Berryville, AR
Webb Tomato Farm
Jerry and Judy Webb - Monticello, AR
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars
Dennis Wiederkehr - Altus, AR
Williams Berry Farm
Ron Williams - Batesville, AR
Winters Park Farm
Janine Winters - Desha, AR
Conservation Credit Markets
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Mitigation Solutions USA
Terry McKenzie - President - Houston, TX
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Conservation Districts
Boone County Conservation District
Lisa Widner - Water Quality Technician / Office Coordinator - Harrison, AR
Buffalo Conservation District
Tina Horton - Marshall, AR
Cleburne County Conservation District
Barbara Arnold - Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Conservation District
Sherrie Lech - Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Conservation District
Christine Simpson - Ozark, AR
Independence County Conservation District
Ricki Gilbert - District Secretary - Batesville, AR
Johnson County Conservation District
Kim Carter - District Secretary - Clarksville, AR
Newton County Conservation District
Adam Clark - District Secretary - Jasper, AR
Pope County Conservation District
Jeanette Hale - District Coordinator - Russellville, AR
Stone County Conservation District
Martha Blackwell - District Secretary - Mountain View, AR
Van Buren County Conservation District
Candace Smith - Clinton, AR
Cooperative Extension
Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC)
- Little Rock, AR
Boone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Harrison, AR
Cleburne County Cooperative Extension Service
- Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Cooperative Extension Service
- Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Charleston Office
- Charleston, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Ozark Office
- Ozark, AR
Independence County Cooperative Extension Service
- Batesville, AR
Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clarksville, AR
Newton County Extension Office
Linda Floyd-Chappell - County Extension Agent - Jasper, AR
Pope County Cooperative Extension Service
- Russellville, AR
Searcy County Cooperative Extension Service
- Marshall, AR
Stone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Mountain View, AR
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service State Office
- Little Rock, AR
Van Buren County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clinton, AR
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Southeast Region
Walter “Tripp” Boltin - Fish Biologist - Wadmalaw Island, SC
Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Greg Wathen - LCC Coordinator - Nashville, TN
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Arkansas
Joe Krystofik - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Conway, AR
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Will McDearman - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Coordinator - Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
Ecotourism
101 Boat Dock Inc.
Rob Griffith - VP/Gen Manager - Gamaliel, AR
Albemarle Plant Marsh Tours
Albemarle Corporation - Magnolia, AR
Alpine Ridge Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Anedodi
- Mountain Home, AR
Angels Retreat on the White River
Mike & Rita Billbe - Owner/Operators - Flippin, AR
Anglers White River Resort
- Mountain View, AR
Arkadelphia Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
- Smackover, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Oak Natural Area
AR
Arkansas Post Museum
- Gillett, AR
Arlie Moore Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Arrowhead Cabin & Canoe Rentals Inc.
- Caddo Gap, AR
Ashley Outfitters & Legacy Ranch
Bob Ashley - Foreman, AR
Aux Arc Campground
- Ozark, AR
Backwoods Lodge and Cabins
- Mena, AR
Bailey's Beaver Lake Striper Fishing Guide Service
Mike Bailey - Rogers, AR
Baker Prairie Natural Area
AR
Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge
Robert Alexander - Refuge Manager, Bald Knob - Bald Knob, AR
Bartee Meadow Bed & Breakfast
Hu & Vista White - Innkeepers - Hot Springs, AR
Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area
AR
Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area
AR
Bear Hollow Natural Area
AR
Beard's Guide Service
Dwayne Beard - Mountain Home, AR
Beaver Dam Cottages and RV Park
- Eureka Springs, AR
Beaver Dam Store @ Spider Creek Resort
- Eureka Springs, AR
Beaver Lake
- Rogers, AR
Beaver Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Beaver RV Park & Campground
- Beaver, AR
Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area
AR
Bellah Mine Campground
- Dequeen, AR
Benson Creek Natural Area
AR
Bent Rod Guide Service
Paul Price - Mountain Home, AR
Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area
AR
Bidwell Point Park
- Gamaliel, AR
Big 1's Striper Guide Service
Johnny Glantz - Rogers, AR
Big Coon Creek Campground
- Gillam, AR
Big Creek Natural Area
AR
Big Fork Creek Natural Area
AR
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Jeremy Bennett - Refuge Manager - Manila, AR
Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Big Timber Wildlife Management Area
AR
Binks Guide Service
Darrell Binkley - Norfork, AR
Blevins Wildlife Management Area
AR
Blue Clouds RV & Cabin Resort
- Edgemont, AR
Blue Mountain Wildlife Management Area
AR
Blue Waters Resort on Bull Shoals Lake
Harold and Pam Malone - Owners - Protem, MO
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
- Fayetteville, AR
Brady Mountain Campground
- Royal, AR
Brewer Lake Cypress Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Brushy Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Buffalo Camping & Canoeing
- Gilbert, AR
Buffalo National River Wildlife Management Area
AR
Buffalo Outdoor Center
Mike Mills - BOC Founder & President - Ponca, AR
Buffalo Point
- Yellville, AR
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock
The Eastwold Family - Bull Shoals, AR
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
- Bull Shoals, AR
Burns Park - Campground and RV Park
North Little Rock Visitors Bureau - North Little Rock, AR
Byrd Lake Natural Area
AR
Byrd's Adventure Center
- Ozark, AR
Cache River National Wildlife Refuge
- Augusta, AR
Cache River Natural Area
AR
Caddo Drive Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Caddo River Camping & Canoe Rental
David and Gayla Claborn - Owner/Operator - Glenwood, AR
Camp Robinson Special Use Area
AR
Camp Robinson Wildlife Management Area
AR
Cane Creek State Park
- Star City, AR
Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Carter Cove Campground
- Plainview, AR
Casey Jones Wildlife Management Area
AR
Catherine's Landing, an RVC Outdoor Destination
- Hot Springs, AR
Cattail Marsh Wildlife Management Area
AR
Cave Springs Cave Natural Area
AR
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services, Inc.
Bill Dennis - Little Rock, AR
Chalk Bluff Natural Area
AR
Charleston Lake Park
- Charleston, AR
Charlie’s Rainbow Trout Resort
- Salesville, AR
Cherokee Lakes RV Park
- Alexander, AR
Cherokee Prairie Natural Area
AR
Cherokee Wildlife Management Area
AR
Chesney Prairie Natural Area
AR
Choctaw Campground
- Clinton, AR
Clearwater Resort
- Hot Springs, AR
Cloud Nine RV Park
- Hot Springs, AR
Coffee Prairie Natural Area
AR
Coon Creek Fishing Resort
- Peel, AR
Copper John's Resort
- Lakeview, AR
Cossatot Reefs Campground
- Gillham, AR
Cossatot River RV Park-Cabins
- Wickes, AR
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
AR
Country Charm Log Cabins
Jerry and Mari Allensworth - Innkeepers - Bismarck, AR
Cove Creek Natural Area
AR
Cove Lake Recreation Area
- Paris, AR
Cow Shoals Riverfront Forest Natural Area
AR
Cowhide Cove Campground
- Murfreesboro, AR
Cranfield Park
- Mountain Home, AR
Crater of Diamonds State Park
- Murfreesboro, AR
Cricket Creek
- Omaha, AR
Cricket Creek Marina
- Omaha, AR
Crossett Experimental Forest Wildlife Management Area
AR
Crowley's Ridge State Park
- Paragould, AR
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
- Bentonville, AR
Crystal Springs Campground
- Royal, AR
Crystal Springs Guide Service
Buck Qualls - Guide - Royal, AR
Cut-off Creek Ravines Natural Area
AR
Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area
AR
Daisy State Park
- Kirby, AR
Dam Quarry Campground
- Mountain Home, AR
Dam Site Campground
- Heber Springs, AR
Dam Site Lake Campground
- Eureka Springs, AR
Dam Site River Campground
- Eureka Springs, AR
Dardanelle Rock Natural Area
AR
Dardanelle Wildlife Management Area
AR
Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area
AR
David Cochran Fishing Guide
David Cochran - Royal, AR
Davidsonville Historic State Park
- Pocahontas, AR
DeGray Lake Resort State Park
- Bismarck, AR
DeGray Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Delta Cultural Center
- Helena, AR
Delta Heritage Trail State Park
- Helena-West Helena, AR
Delta Rivers Nature Center
- Pine Bluff, AR
Denby Point
- Ida, AR
Dennis Whiteside’s Fish & Game Guaranteed Guide Service
Dennis Whiteside - Dover, AR
Denton Ferry RV Park & Luxury Cabin Rental
Bill & Sarah Ernst - Owners/Operators - Cotter, AR
Departee Creek Wiildlife Management Area
AR
DeQueen Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Devil's Den State Park
- West Fork, AR
Devil's Knob-Devil's Backbone Natural Area
AR
Devils Fork Campground
- Greers Ferry, AR
Dogwood Springs Campground Resort
- Jasper, AR
Donaldson WMA and Cache River
- Paragould, AR
Double S Oaks Ranch
- Midway, AR
Downs Prairie Natural Area
AR
Downtown Riverside RV Park
- North Little Rock, AR
Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc Wildlife Management Area
AR
DreamChaser Houseboat & Water Toy Rentals, Inc.
Bill and Dawn Cattaneo - Hot Springs, AR
E & C Striper Guide Service
Ed Chapko - Rogers, AR
Earl Buss Bayou DeView Wildlife Management Area
AR
Ed Gordon Point Remove Wildlife Management Area
AR
Edgewood Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Elva's Cedar Cottage
Elva Pera Kelly - Valley Springs, AR
Erbie Group Campground
AR
Ethel Wildlife Management Area
AR
Ewe Bet Farm
- Cave Springs, AR
Fairfield Bay Marina
- Fairfield Bay, AR
Fairfield Bay RV Campgrounds and Marina
- Fairfield Bay, AR
Falcon Bottoms Natural Area
AR
Fargo Agricultural School Museum
Arkansas Land & Farm Development Corporation - Brinkley, AR
Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
- Crossett, AR
Fernwood Seep Natural Area
AR
Fort Chaffee Wildlife Management Area
AR
Fout Boat Dock
- Gamaliel, AR
Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area East Unit
AR
Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area West Unit
AR
Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area
AR
Galla Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Gamaliel Campground
- Gamaliel, AR
Gap Creek Natural Area
- Glenwood, AR
Garrett Hollow Natural Area
AR
Garrett Hollow Natural Area Wildlife Management Area
AR
Gaston's White River Resort
Jim Gaston - Lakeview, AR
Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area
AR
Gene's Trout Fishing Resort
- Salesville, AL
Goose Pond Natural Area
AR
Graham's Guide Service
Darryl Graham - Rogers, AR
Green Tree Lodge & RV Park
- Eureka Springs, AR
Greers Ferry Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Gum Flats Wildlife Management Area
AR
H. E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area
AR
Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area
AR
Hamilton Guide Service
Hugh and Nancy - Garfield, AR
Hand Cove Resort & RV Park
The Weinmann Family - Elizabeth, AR
Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area
AR
Harris Brake Lakeside Resort
- Perryville, AR
Harris Brake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Heart O' The Ozarks Campground
Mike Cook and Susan Enyart - Flippin, AR
Heber Springs Campground
- Heber Springs, AR
Helena Outpost - Quapaw Canoe Co.
John Ruskey - Founder - Helena, AR
Hell Creek Natural Area
AR
Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Hickory Creek Park
- Lowell, AR
Hidden Valley Guest Ranch
Ed and Jean Cooper - Eureka Springs, AR
Hide A Way Campground and RV Park
- Rogers, AR
Highway 27 Fishing Village
The Cescaline Family - Owner/Operator - Story, AR
Hill Creek Campground
- Edgemont, AR
His Place Resort
Steve & Julie Raines - Cotter, AR
Historic Arkansas Museum
- Little Rock, AR
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
- Rogers, AR
Hog Heaven RV Park
- Jasper, AR
Holiday Mountain Resort
- Mountain View, AR
Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge
Durwin Carter - Refuge Manager - Dardanelle, AR
Holland Bottoms Willow Oak Forest Preserve
AR
Holloway Memorial Natural Area
AR
Hooks RV and Trout Resort
- Mountain View, AR
Hope Upland Wildlife Management Area
AR
Horseshoe Bend Campground
- Rogers, AR
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Barry and Amy Johnson - Jasper, AR
Howard County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Howard Hensley Searcy County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Indian Creek Campground
- Garfield, AR
Iron Mountain Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Iron Mountain Natural Area
AR
Iron Mountain Natural Area Wildlife Management Area
AR
J&J RV Park
- Hot Springs, AR
J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain Special Use Area
AR
Jack's Fishing Resort & RV Park
Jack and Mary Hale Hinkle - Owners - Mountain View, AR
Jacksonport State Park
- Newport, AR
Jamestown Independence County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Jardis Point Day Use Recreation Area
- Gillett, AR
JB's Guide Service
- Little Rock, AR
JB's RV Park & Campground
- Benton, AR
Jeff's Guide Service
Jeff Moore - Bull Shoals, AR
Jenkins Fishing Service • Motel
- Calico Rock, AR
Jim Kress Wildlife Management Area
AR
John B. Gulley II Fly Fishing Service
John B. Gulley - Gamaliel, AR
John F. Kennedy Campground
- Heber Springs, AR
Jones Point Wildlife Management Area
AR
Joplin Campground
- Ida, AR
Jordan Marina
Dan and Denise Weber - Jordan, AR
Kamping on the Caddo
- Norman, AR
Kettle Campground, Cabins & RV Park
- Eureka Springs, AR
Kings River Falls Natural Area
AR
Kingsland Prairie Natural Area
AR
Kirby Landing Campground
- Kirby, AR
Kirby Landing Marina
Clay K. Crump III - Kirby, AR
KOA Eureka Springs
- Eureka Springs, AR
KOA-Fort Smith/Alma
- Alma, AR
KOA-North Little Rock
- North Little Rock, AR
Konecny Grove Natural Area
- Stuttgart, AR
Konecny Prairie Natural Area
AR
Lafayette County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Lake Catherine State Park
- Hot Springs, AR
Lake Charles State Park
- Powhatan, AR
Lake Chicot State Park
- Lake Village, AR
Lake Columbia Campground
- Magnolia, AR
Lake Dardanelle State Park
- Russellville, AR
Lake Fort Smith State Park
- Mountainburg, AR
Lake Frierson State Park
- Jonesboro, AR
Lake Greeson Wildlife Management Area
AR
Lake Ouachita State Park
- Mountain Pine, AR
Lake Poinsett State Park
- Harrisburg, AR
Lake Wedington
- Fayetteville, AR
Lakeview Park Campground
- Lakeview, AR
Lazy M Ranch Resort
- Fairfield Bay, AR
Lead Hill Campground
- Diamond City, AR
Lee County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Lee's Lite Line Guide Service
Robert Lee - Mountain Home, AR
Lester Flatt Memorial RV Park
- Otto, AR
Linger's Guide Service
Jim Brentlinger - Norfork, AR
Little Bayou Wildlife Management Area
AR
Little Fir Landing
Lloyd and Chris Tubbs - Owners - Mount Ida, AR
Little River Wildlife Management Area
AR
Living Farm Museum
- Pocahontas, AR
Loafer’s Glory Wildlife Management Area
AR
Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge
Durwin Carter - Refuge Manager - Dardanelle, AR
Logoly Natural Area
AR
Logoly State Park
- McNeil, AR
Lonesome 'D' Horse Camp & RV Park
- New Blaine, AR
Longview Saline Natural Area
AR
Lorance Creek Natural Area
AR
Lost Bridge Marina
- Garfield, AR
Lost Bridge North Campground
- Rogers, AR
Lost Bridge South Campground
- Garfield, AR
Lost Spur Dude Ranch
T.J. Hunter - Harrison, AR
Lost Valley Canoe & Lodging
- Ponca, AR
Louisiana Purchase Natural Area
AR
Lower White River Museum
- Des Arc, AR
Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean Mountain
Rev. Chuck Johnson - Camp Director - Morrilton, AR
M & M Canoe Rentals
- Pencil Bluff, AR
Mack's Pine's
The Gamble Family - Dover, AR
Mammoth Spring Canoe Rental/Saddler Falls Resort
- Mammoth Spring, AR
Many Islands Camp, Inc.
- Mammoth Spring, AR
Maumelle Campground
- Little Rock, AR
Maumelle River Wildlife Management Area
AR
McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area
AR
Memphis KOA
- Marion, AR
Merrisach Lake Campground
- Tichnor, AR
Middle Fork Barrens Natural Area
AR
Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area
AR
Miller County Sandhills Natural Area
AR
Mills Park Natural Area
AR
Millwood Lake Guide Service
- Texarkana, TX
Millwood State Park
- Ashdown, AR
Miners' Camping & Rock Shop
- Murfreesboro, AR
Mission RV Park
Sandra & Gary Kelley - Owner/Managers - Russellville, AR
Mississippi River State Park
- Marianna, AR
Monte Ne Family Campground, RV & Cabins
- Rogers, AR
Moore Outdoors
- Dover, AR
Moro Bay State Park
- Jersey, AR
Moro Big Pine Natural Area-Wildlife Management Area
AR
Moro Creek Bottoms Natural Area
AR
Mount Eagle Retreat Center
Lu Harding - Director - Clinton, AR
Mount Magazine State Park
- Paris, AR
Mount Magazine Wildlife Management Area
AR
Mount Nebo State Park
- Dardanelle, AR
Mount Olive Outdoors
Randy and Katie Crumby - Melbourne, AR
Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa
- Mount Ida, AR
Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Muddy Fork River Hunting Resort
Steve Bartholomew - Prairie Grove, AR
Mulberry Mountain Lodging & Events
- Ozark, AR
Murfreesboro RV Park
Randy and Penny Lamb - Owners - Murfreesboro, AR
Museum of Arkansas Grand Prairie
- Stuttgart, AR
Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area
AR
Narrows Campground
US Forest Service - Greers Ferry, AR
National Park Aquarium
Brenda Gibson - Hot Springs, AR
Newland's Lodge, Float Trips & Conference Center
Charles Newland - Lakeview, AR
Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood Wildlife Management Area
AR
Norfork Lake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Norfork Resort & Trout Dock
Nick Kopcha - Norfork, AR
Notrebes Bend Park
- Tichnor, AR
Oak Bower Group Use Area
- Bismarck, AR
Oak Grove Campground
- DeQueen, AR
Oakland Inn, Marina & Ozark Isle Campgrounds
- Oakland, AR
Oakland Park
- Oakland, AR
Old Highway 25 Campground
- Tumbling Shoals, AR
Old Post Road
- Russellville, AR
Ouachita Kayak Tours
Lisa Logan - Owner & Tour Guide - Story, AR
Ouachita National Forest
- Hot Springs, AR
Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters
- Hot Springs, AR
Ouachita River Haven Resort
- Mount Ida, AR
Outlet Area Park
- Havana, AR
Overflow National Wildlife Refuge
- Parkdale, AR
Ozan Wildlife Management Area
AR
Ozark Cabins & RV
- Eureka Springs, AR
Ozark Mountain Lodge, Cabin & RV Park
- Mountainburg, AR
Ozark Natural Science Center
- Huntsville, AR
Palmetto Flats Natural Area
AR
Parker Creek Campground
- Murfreesboro, AR
Parker Pioneer Homestead
Phil and Teressa Parker - Harrisburg, AR
Pecan Grove Bed & Breakfast
Rick Brumley - Owner - Arkadelphia, AR
Pecan Grove RV Park
- Lake Village, AR
Pendleton Bend
- Dumas, AR
Petit Jean River Wildlife Management Area
AR
Petit Jean State Park
- Morrilton, AR
Pine Bluff and Jefferson County Historical Museum
- Pine Bluff, AR
Pine City Natural Area
AR
Pine Grove Trail Rides
- Leslie, AR
Pine Ridge Campground
- DeQueen, AR
Piney Bay Campground
- London, AR
Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area
AR
Plantation Agricultural Museum
Ben Swadley - Scott, AR
Poison Springs State Forest Sand Barren & Oak-Pine Forest Preserve
AR
Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Paul Gideon - Refuge Manager - Lockesburg, AR
Prairie Bayou Wildlife Management Area
AR
Prairie Creek (AR)
- Rogers, AR
Promise Land Resort & RV Sites
Larry and Margie - Mountain Home, AR
Provo Wildlife Management Area
AR
Pulaski Game and Fish Museum
- Little Rock, AR
Quarry Cove Campground
- Plainview , AR
Quarry Marina
Richard and Cheri Hanson - Salesville, AR
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
- Mena, AR
R.L. Hankins Mud Creek Upland Wildlife Management Area
AR
Railroad Prairie Natural Area
AR
Rainbow Drive Resort
- Cotter, AR
Rainey Wildlife Management Area
AR
Rex Hancock Black Swamp Wildlife Management Area
AR
Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area
AR
Ridgeline Trails LLC
- Vandervoort, AR
Riley's Station: Outfitter & Hide-away
Miles and Michelle Riley - Mountain Home, AR
Rimrock Cove Ranch
Toni and Dennis Albers - Green Forest, AR
Ring Slough Wildlife Management Area
AR
Rising Star Campground
- Pine Bluff, AR
River Bend Wildlife Management Area
AR
River Road Campground
- Plainview, AR
Riverside Resort
- Mammoth Spring, AR
Riverside Resort and Canoe Rentals
- Berryville, AR
Riverside Retreat Resort on the White River
Chris and Carol Jackson - Norfork, AR
RiverView Cabins & Canoes
- Oden, AR
Riverview Resort
- Eureka Springs, AR
Robinson Point
- Mountain Home, AR
Rock Creek Natural Area
AR
Rocky Branch Campground
- Rogers, AR
Rogers/Pea Ridge Garden R.V. Park & Campground
- Garfield, AR
Ron Coleman Mining
- Jessieville, AR
Rone Valley Camping Park & Cabins
- Ravenden, AR
Roth Prairie Natural Area
AR
Sainte Marie Park
- Pine Bluff, AR
Saratoga Blackland Prairie Natural Area
AR
Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area
AR
Scott Valley Resort and Guest Ranch
- Mountain Home, AR
Searles Prairie Natural Area
- Bentonville, AR
Self Creek Lodge and Marina
- Kirby, AR
Seven Devils Swamp Natural Area
AR
Shadow Mountain RV Park and Campground
- Mena, AR
Shady Oaks Campground, RV Park and Cabin Rentals
Terri Cochrane - Campground Owner - Harrison, AR
Shady Oaks Resort & Outdoor Outfitters
- Bull Shoals, AR
Sheffield Nelson Dagmar Wildlife Management Area
AR
Shelton's Big Flat Getaway
- Big Flat, AR
Shepherd's Inn Retreat Center & RV Park
- Eureka Springs, AR
Sherwood Forest RV Park and Campground
Lloyd and Barbara Dagley - Yellville, AR
Shiloh Campground
- Greers Ferry, AR
Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area
AR
Shoal Bay
- New Blaine, AR
Shouse Ford Campground
- Arkadelphia, AR
Silver Hill Grocery & Outfitters
- St. Joe, AR
Silver Leaf Camp Park
- Winslow, AR
Singer Forest Natural Area
AR
Slippery Hollow Natural Area
AR
Smoke Hole Natural Area
AR
Southfork Campgrounds
- Sherwood, AR
Southfork Resort
- Mammoth Spring, AR
Southgate RV Park
- Fayetteville, AR
Speedway RV Park
Larry and Kathy Altom - Owners - Batesville, AR
Spider Creek Resort
- Eureka Springs, AR
Sportsman's White River Resort
Jim, Cindy, & Steve - Owners/Hosts - Flippin, AR
Spring Bank Wildlife Management Area
AR
Spring River Oaks Camp & Canoe Rental
- Mammoth Spring, AR
Spring River Valley Camp & Canoe
- Hardy, AR
Springhill Park
- Barling, AR
St. Francis National Forest
- Russellville, AR
St. Francis Sunken Lands Natural Area
AR
Starkey Campground
- Eureka Springs, AR
Stateline Sand Ponds Natural Area
AR
Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms Wildife Management Area
AR
Steve's Guide Service
- Mountain Home, AR
Stone Creek Ranch Resort
Arvell & Karry Bass - Mountain Home, AR
Stone Road Glade Natural Area
AR
STR Outfitters
Tom Reynolds - Mountain Home, AR
Striplin Woods Natural Area
AR
Struthers Walleye Resort
- Yellville, AR
Subiaco Abbey and Academy
Mel Stinson and Butch Geels - Subiaco, AR
Sugar Loaf Campground
- Higden, AR
Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area
AR
Sunlight Bay Campground
- Plainview, AR
Sweden Creek Falls Natural Area
AR
Swifton Sand Ponds Natural Area
AR
Sylamore Creek Camp & Cabins
- Mountain View, AR
Sylamore Wildlife Management Area
AR
Tall Tales Guide Service
David Brown - Beaver, AR
Tar Camp Park
- Pine Bluff, AR
Taylor Woodlands Natural Area
AR
Terre Noire Natural Area
AR
The Creeks Golf & RV Resort
Al and Fran Little - RV Resort Manager/Camp Host - Cave Springs, AR
The Inn at Bella Vista
Bill and Beverly Williams - Bella Vista, AR
The Ozark Folk Center
- Mountain View, AR
The Ozark National Forest
- Russellville, AR
The University of Arkansas Pine Tree Experimental Station Wildlife Demonstration Area
AR
Toad Suck Campground
- West Conway, AR
Toad's Mean Green RV Park
- Bee Branch, AR
Tolliver's Trout Fishing Outfitters
Johnny & Robin Tolliver - Cotter, AR
Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River RV Park
- West Memphis, AR
Tompkins Bend
- Ida, AR
Tontitown Historical Museum
Charlotte Piazza - Tontitown, AR
Top Gunn Striper Guide Service
Mike Perry - Mount Ida, AR
Treasure Isle RV Park & Cabins
- Hot Springs, AR
Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area
AR
Tucker Hollow
- Lead Hill, AR
Turner Bend
- Ozark, AR
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Tanya Smith - President - Eureka Springs, AR
Two Bayou Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures
- Mt. Ida, AR
Tyler Bend Campground
- St. Joe, AR
Village Creek State Park
- Wynne, AR
W.E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management Area
AR
Wagon Circle RV Park
Jim and Anne Bechdoldt - Heber Springs, AR
Wanderlust RV Park
Jim and Cindy Hilligas - Owners - Eureka Springs, AR
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge
Bill Peterson - Refuge Manager - Turrell, AR
War Eagle Campground
- Springdale, AR
Warren Prairie Natural Area
AR
Waveland Park Campground
- Havana, AR
Wayne Crumpton Professional Fishing Guide Service
Wayne Crumpton - Royal, AR
Wedington Wildlife Management Area
AR
Wegner Crystal Mines
Richard Wegner - Mount Ida, AR
Whispering Pines Camping Park
- Clinton, AR
White Buffalo Resort
- Mountain Home, AR
White Cliffs Natural Area
AR
White Hole Resort
Steve & Lin Willetts - Flippin, AR
White Oak Lake State Park
- Bluff City, AR
White River Campgrounds and Cottages
- Cotter, AR
White River National Wildlife Refuge
Dennis Sharp - Refuge Manager - St. Charles, AR
White Rock Wildlife Management Area
AR
Whitehall Wildlife Management Area
AR
Wilbur D. Mills Campground
- Dumas, AR
Wild Bill's Outfitter
- Yellville, AR
Wildacre Ranch
Kim Hughes - Mena, AR
Wilderness Hills RV Park & Campground
- Gentry, AR
William O. Darby R.V. Community
- Fort Smith, AR
Willow Beach Campground
- Pine Bluff, AR
Winn Creek RV Park
- Winslow, AR
Winona Wildlife Management Area
AR
Withrow Springs State Park
- Huntsville, AR
Wolfpen ATV Campground & Cabins Inc.
- Mena, AR
Woolly Hollow State Park
- Greenbrier, AR
Young's Lakeshore RV Resort
- Hot Springs, AR
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew (Sponge) Palmer
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Bryan Ashley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Carlo Sciara, Jr.
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Charlie Paris
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Don Coleman
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Drew Manning
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Ed Justice
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gibson Realty & Land Company
- Mccomb, MS
Josh Price
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent/Forester - Monroe, LA
Keith Welch
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Lane LaBorde
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Larry Riley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Pat Porter
RecLand Realty, LLC - Broker - Monroe, LA
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. - Arkansas
- Seattle, WA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Ronnie Garrett
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Clarksville Farmers Market
- Clarksville, AR
Conway County Farmers Market
- Morrilton, AR
Cotter Farmers Market
- Cotter, AR
Cross County Farmers Market
- Wynne, AR
Downtown Newport Farmers Market
- Newport, AR
Eureka Springs Farmers Market
- Eureka Springs, AR
Faulkner County Farmers Market
- Conway, AR
Forrest City Farmers Market
- Forrest City, AR
Fort Smith Downtown Farmers Market
- Fort Smith, AR
Gateway Farmers Market
- Texarkana, AR
Gentry Farmers' Market
- Gentry, AR
Grant County Farmers Market
- Sheridan, AR
Gravette Farmers' Market
- Gravette, AR
Hillcrest Farmers Market
- Little Rock, AR
Historic Downtown Hot Springs Farmers Market
- Hot Springs, AR
Holiday Island Farmers Market
- Holiday Island, AR
Howard County Farmers Market
- Nashville, AR
Hoxie Farmers Market
- Hoxie, AR
Johnson County Fresh Farmers Market
- Lamar, AR
Jonesboro Farmers Market
- Jonesboro, AR
Lakview Farmers Market
- Lakeview, AR
Madison County Farmers' Market
- Huntsville, AR
Malvern Farmers Market
- Malvern, AR
Marianna Farmers Market
- Marianna, AR
Mel's Farmers' Market
- Lake Village, AR
Melbourne Farmers Market
- Melbourne, AR
Montgomery County Farmers Market
- Mt. Ida, AR
Mountain Home Farmers Market
- Mountain Home, AR
Nevada County Farmers Market
- Prescott, AR
Old Washington Farmers' Market
- Washington, AR
Paragould Farmers Market
- Paragould, AR
Perry County Farmers Market
- Perryville, AR
Pine Bluff Farmers Market
- Pine Bluff, AR
Polk County Farmers' Market
- Mena, AR
Randolf County Farmers Market
- Pocahontas, AR
Rogers Farmers Market
- Rogers, AR
Searcy Certified Farmers Market
- Searcy, AR
Searcy Certified Farmers Market
- Searcy, AR
Siloam Springs Farmers Market
- Siloam Springs, AR
Stone County Farmers Market
- Mountain View, AR
Waldron Farmers Market
- Waldron, AR
West Fork Farmers Market
- West Fork, AR
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
Arkansas SARE Program
Leslie Glover - SARE State Coordinator - Pine Bluff, AR
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants
Bill Conkle - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Todd Hogrefe - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Program
Jennifer Frazier - Director - Marble Hill, MO
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils
Ron Bell - President - Batesville, AR
Arkansas River Valley RC&D
Alice Weeks - Coordinator - Ft. Smith, AR
Northwest AR RC&D
Richard Drewry - Coordinator - Harrison, AR
Ozark Foothills RC&D
Lori Barker - Coordinator - Newport, AR
Southwest States RC&D Councils
- Roland, AR
Small Farm Resources
AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, ACA
- Little Rock, AR
Agri Cooperative Supply
Charlie Hamilton - General Manager - Morrilton, AR
Arkansas County Co-op
Chuck Freemyer - General Manager - Almyra, AR
Associated Farmers Cooperative
Jim Walker - Manager - Conway, AR
Base Camp Leasing
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Central Ozarks Farmers and Artisans Market
Mark Garner - Market Manager - Harrison, AR
Cleburne County Growers Market
- Heber Springs, AR
Columbia County Homegrown Market Association
- Magnolia, AR
Delta Agricultural Credit Association
Jared Pieroni - Loan Officer - Dermott, AR
Delta Cotton Cooperative Inc.
Wade Castleberry - General Manager - Marmaduke, AR
Delta Farmers Association
Bill Moss - General Manager - Grady, AR
Drew Farm Supply Inc.
Lewis Orrell - General Manager - Monticello, AR
Farm Credit Midsouth, ACA
- Jonesboro, AR
Farm Link of Arkansas
Joyce Hutchinson - Arkansas Development Finance Authority - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Association
Danny P. Naegle - General Manager - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Cooperative
Jay Carter - General Manager - Van Buren, AR
Farmers Oil Corporation
James E. Hardin - General Manager - Newport, AR
FCS of Western Arkansas, ACA
- Russellville, AR
Garland County Farmers Association
Randy Barrett - General Manager - Hot Springs, AR
Hot Spring County Farmers Cooperative
James Stinnett - General Manager - Malvern, AR
Hughes Grain Corp.
Wilson Pittman - General Manager - Hughes, AR
Little Rock River Market
- Little Rock, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lonoke County Co-op, Inc.
Phillip R. Murray - General Manager - Lonoke, AR
North Arkansas Farm Supply Inc.
Billy Doyle - General Manager - Batesville, AR
Polk County Farmers Association Inc.
Paul Stanley - General Manager - Mena, AR
Prairie Farmers Association
Troy Young - General Manager - Hazen, AR
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Richard Gilmore
AgVisory - Charlton, MA
Sevier County Farmers Cooperative Inc.
Darrell Payne - General Manager - DeQueen, AR
Tri-County Farmers Association
James Batchelor - General Manager - Brinkley, AR
Village Community Market
- Hot Springs Village, AR
West Fork Garden Market
- West Fork, AR
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Arkansas SARE Program
Leslie Glover - SARE State Coordinator - Pine Bluff, AR
Central Ozarks Farmers and Artisans Market
Mark Garner - Market Manager - Harrison, AR
Certified Arkansas Farmers Market, Inc.
Barbara Armstrong - Secretary - North Little Rock, AR
Clark County Farmers Market
- Arkadelphia, AR
USDA - FSA Programs
Arkansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Christian Olson - Arkansas Agriculture Department - Little Rock, AR
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Arkansas State Farm Service Agency
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Arkansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Corey Farmer - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Booneville Plant Materials Center
James (Randy) King - PMC Manager - Booneville, AR
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Arkansas
Jena Moore - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Dianne Schlenker - Initiatives Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Resources

   
Articles on Farm Resources
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
By:

The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
By:

The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
By:

Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

NRCS Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and NFWF Recovered Oil Fund

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is fouling beaches, marshes and mudflats all along the northern Gulf coast, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has created the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.& ...

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf General Traits of Winter Annual Clovers Grown in Arkansas

Clovers are beneficial additions to many forage programs because of improved forage growth distribution, increased forage yield, increased forage quality and reduced nitrogen fertilizer costs.

pdf Nutrient Management Regulations Overview for Livestock Farms in Arkansas

This is a Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture fact sheet about the Arkansas Natural Resource Commissions mandate to safeguard water quality in the state.& ...

pdf Arkansas Regulation No. 5: Liquid Animal Waste Management Systems

Regulation No. 5 requires that a permit be obtained from Ark. Dept. of Environmental Quality before the construction and operation of a confined animal operation that uses a liquid waste management system.

pdf Strategies for Livestock Management in Riparian Zones in Arkansas

A Univ. of Arkansas, Division, of Agriculture factsheet by Asst. Prof. Dirk Philipp describes riparian vegetation and its relationship to water quality, and options for managing cattle including streambank crossings, partial livestock exclusion, livestock management, offstream watering, and grazing management.

pdf Phosphorus based Nutrient Management Planning

This Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture 4-pager covers three major options for phosphorus planning and management.

pdf Using the 2010 Arkansas Phosphorus Index

This 14-pager from the Univ. of Arkansas Div. of Agriculture summarizes the Arkansas P Index, or API, adopted by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission effective Jan.

pdf Environmental Issues for Small Swine Farmers

This fact sheet developed by Univ. of Ark at Pine Bluff discusses requirements and considerations for AFOs and CAFOs in vegetation maintenance, space requirements for hogs, and nuisance smell issues.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

Farm Bill Toolbox

On July 1, 2014, the University of Illinois as the lead university for the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Farm Service Agency for development of web-based decision tools to help producers and farm owners with the decisions and programs in the Farm Bill.  This effort will involve the development of three different tools by the Illinois-led NCPE, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis on the tools and programs:  (1) a tool for the ARC/PLC program decision, including base acre reallocation, payment yield updating and SCO/STAX; (2) a tool for the new dairy Margin Protection Program and Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance policy; and (3) a tool for the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provisions regarding buy-up coverage.

The University of Illinois-NCPE proposal envisioned using the farmdoc platform as a user-friendly, one-stop resource for all aspects of the Farm Bill program decisions.  To that end, we introduce the Farm Bill Toolbox (available here) as the dedicated site for producers, landowners and others interested in the programs.  It will house the specific web-based tools being developed, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis materials.  These materials will include webinars and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, general conclusions gleaned from analysis of the programs within the real-world context of prices, yields and risk, coupled with what is learned from developing and running the tools.  We also envision providing some basic guidance or "rules of thumb" that producers can use as they need.  Like any good toolbox, the Farm Bill Toolbox will contain a range of items and materials - the tools - to serve the widest variety of producers and situational needs.  Not everyone will make use of the specific tools, or the articles analyzing the programs.  But the tools will be available for anyone who seeks information, and at levels intended to fit varying degrees of informational needs.

The Farm Bill Toolbox is currently under construction and will remain under construction as the web tools, analysis and other information are being developed.  It currently houses a limited amount of material taken from previous articles and work that remain relevant to this effort and the pending producer decisions.  It will be updated as the tools and materials are developed and become available for public release.  Information and links to the tools will also be available on the FSA website.

The website and the tools will be important, valuable resources for producers, but the key to the NCPE proposal are the coalition partners who will be working on tool development, training, education, outreach and analysis. 

pdf Grazing Management Affects Runoff Water Quality and Forage Yield
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses the relationship between the poultry and cattle industry in Arkansas, namely their production and use, respectively, of phosphorus-rich poultry litter.

pdf Sampling Poultry Litter for Nutrient Content
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses benefits and sampling principles for testing poultry litter because, “Applying poultry litter without knowing its nutrient content is similar to applying commercial fertilizer without knowledge of its nutrient content (e.g ...

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals
There are 315 resources serving Boston Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Boston Mountains Region
Conservation Districts
Boone County Conservation District
Lisa Widner - Water Quality Technician / Office Coordinator - Harrison, AR
Buffalo Conservation District
Tina Horton - Marshall, AR
Cleburne County Conservation District
Barbara Arnold - Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Conservation District
Sherrie Lech - Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Conservation District
Christine Simpson - Ozark, AR
Independence County Conservation District
Ricki Gilbert - District Secretary - Batesville, AR
Johnson County Conservation District
Kim Carter - District Secretary - Clarksville, AR
Newton County Conservation District
Adam Clark - District Secretary - Jasper, AR
Pope County Conservation District
Jeanette Hale - District Coordinator - Russellville, AR
Stone County Conservation District
Martha Blackwell - District Secretary - Mountain View, AR
Van Buren County Conservation District
Candace Smith - Clinton, AR
Cooperative Extension
Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center (APAC)
- Little Rock, AR
Boone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Harrison, AR
Cleburne County Cooperative Extension Service
- Heber Springs, AR
Crawford County Cooperative Extension Service
- Van Buren, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Charleston Office
- Charleston, AR
Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service - Ozark Office
- Ozark, AR
Independence County Cooperative Extension Service
- Batesville, AR
Johnson County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clarksville, AR
Newton County Extension Office
Linda Floyd-Chappell - County Extension Agent - Jasper, AR
Pope County Cooperative Extension Service
- Russellville, AR
Searcy County Cooperative Extension Service
- Marshall, AR
Stone County Cooperative Extension Service
- Mountain View, AR
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service State Office
- Little Rock, AR
Van Buren County Cooperative Extension Service
- Clinton, AR
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Cooperative Supply
Charlie Hamilton - General Manager - Morrilton, AR
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Allison-Reinke, Llc
- Hughes, AR
Arkansas County Co-op
Chuck Freemyer - General Manager - Almyra, AR
Associated Farmers Cooperative
Jim Walker - Manager - Conway, AR
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Delta Cotton Cooperative Inc.
Wade Castleberry - General Manager - Marmaduke, AR
Delta Farmers Association
Bill Moss - General Manager - Grady, AR
Drew Farm Supply Inc.
Lewis Orrell - General Manager - Monticello, AR
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Farmers Association
Danny P. Naegle - General Manager - Little Rock, AR
Farmers Cooperative
Jay Carter - General Manager - Van Buren, AR
Farmers Oil Corporation
James E. Hardin - General Manager - Newport, AR
Flowers Constuction Company, Inc.
- Elaine, AR
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
G & G Irrigation
- Mccrory, AR
Garland County Farmers Association
Randy Barrett - General Manager - Hot Springs, AR
Hardy Sales & Service, Inc.
- Blytheville, AR
Hot Spring County Farmers Cooperative
James Stinnett - General Manager - Malvern, AR
Hughes Grain Corp.
Wilson Pittman - General Manager - Hughes, AR
Lonoke County Co-op, Inc.
Phillip R. Murray - General Manager - Lonoke, AR
Maple Ridge Custom Harvesting, Llc
- Altheimer, AR
North Arkansas Farm Supply Inc.
Billy Doyle - General Manager - Batesville, AR
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Polk County Farmers Association Inc.
Paul Stanley - General Manager - Mena, AR
Prairie Farmers Association
Troy Young - General Manager - Hazen, AR
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Sevier County Farmers Cooperative Inc.
Darrell Payne - General Manager - DeQueen, AR
Tri-County Farmers Association
James Batchelor - General Manager - Brinkley, AR
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew (Sponge) Palmer
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Bryan Ashley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Carlo Sciara, Jr.
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Charlie Paris
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Don Coleman
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Drew Manning
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Ed Justice
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gibson Realty & Land Company
- Mccomb, MS
Josh Price
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent/Forester - Monroe, LA
Keith Welch
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Lane LaBorde
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Larry Riley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Pat Porter
RecLand Realty, LLC - Broker - Monroe, LA
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. - Arkansas
- Seattle, WA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Ronnie Garrett
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Private Wetland/Riparian Zone Creation and Restoration Incentive
AR
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Tax Incentives via the Water Resource Conservation and Development Incentives Act
Gina Wilson - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Wetland and Riparian Zones Tax Credit Program
John Turner - Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Arkansas Highlands Forest Works, Inc.
Leonard R. Bollman - Clarksville, AR
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jason Lashbrook
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jimmy Don Thomas
Kingwood Forestry Services, Inc. - Forester - Arkadelphia, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Michael Mitchell
Devereux & Associates LLC - Certified Forester - Bella Vista, AR
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Robert Weih
University of Arkansas@ Monticello - Certified Forester - Monticello, AR
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Teddy Reynolds, ACF
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President - Magnolia, AR
Tim Huggins
Delta Wildlife - Surveyor and Geospacial Analyst - Stoneville, MS
Warren E. Peters, ACF
Peters Forest Resources, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Mediators
Arkansas Farmer-Creditor Mediation Program
Jack Bell - Arkansas Development Finance Authority - Little Rock, AR
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Ecological Conservation Organization
Rob Fisher - Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Josh Duzan
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Lee Moore
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Matt Lindsey
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Rick Gates, R.F.
Diehl & Gates Forestry LLC - Partner - Bossier City, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
AFC Seedling Sales Program
Arkansas Forestry Commission - North Little Rock, AR
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Baucum Nursery
Arkansas Forestry Commission - North Little Rock, AR
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Harrison Wells
Ripley County Farms L.L.C. - Owner - Doniphan, MO
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
International Forest Company
Vickie Abrams - Secretary - Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Magnolia Nursery
- Magnolia, AR
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Arkansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Christian Olson - Arkansas Agriculture Department - Little Rock, AR
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Arkansas State Farm Service Agency
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Arkansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Corey Farmer - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Booneville Plant Materials Center
James (Randy) King - PMC Manager - Booneville, AR
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Arkansas
Jena Moore - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Dianne Schlenker - Initiatives Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Barnum Forestry Service
Garner Barnum - Searcy, AR
Brent S. Williamson, RF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Arkansas - El Dorado, AR
CE Forestry Services
Cory Easley - Fouke, AR
Central Hardwoods Joint Venture
Jane Fitzgerald - Coordinator - Reeds Spring, MO
Charles E Carter, Consulting Forester, Inc
Charles E. Carter - Dallas, TX
Chloeta Fire, LLC
Mark D. Masters - CEO - Oklahoma City, OK
Clif Crawford
Crawford Consulting - Malvern, AR
Dan A Estes Forestry
Dan A. Estes - Malvern, AR
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Foust Forestry Management
Brent Foust - Heber Spings, AR
Gills Forestry & Apprasial Service
Burl L. Gills - Gurdon, AR
Green Bay Packaging, Inc., LAP
Jamie Hill - Morrilton, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
J. Scott Rowland, ACF
Neill Forestry Consultants - President - Magnolia, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jim O. Hefley
Resource Management Service - Rison, AR
Johnson Forestry Consulting
Eric S. Johnson - Palestine, AR
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
M & W Forestry & Wildlife Management
James Wallace - Batesville, AR
Mann Forestry Inc.
Burt Mann - Hot Springs, AR
Matt Taylor
American Forest Management - Wildlife Biologist - Charlotte, NC
Mike Nolan
Stevens Forestry Service, Inc - El Dorado, AR
Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. - Arkansas
- Seattle, WA
Precision Forestry, LLC
Robert B. Coodwin - Magnolia, AR
Ray Camp
Ray Camp, Inc - Russellville, AR
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ruthann Gentry
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Barling, AR
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Ted Zawislak
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
The Denman Co.
Jeff B. Denman - Dewitt, AR
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Trevor Mills
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Harrison, AR
Wayne Owen
UAP Distribution - Monticello, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

 Organic Certification

   
Articles on Organic Certification
pdf Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

pdf Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

pdf Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf Organic Certification in Arkansas
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Although you may already be following many of the requirements of the National Organic Program, to be able to sell your products as “organic” you must be certified by a USDA accredited certifying agent.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals
There are 36 resources serving Boston Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Boston Mountains Region
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Arkansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Christian Olson - Arkansas Agriculture Department - Little Rock, AR
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
Nature’s International Certification Services
Dave Engel - Viroqua, WI
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Central Ozarks Farmers and Artisans Market
Mark Garner - Market Manager - Harrison, AR
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
Dripping Springs Garden
Mark Cain and Michael Crane - Huntsville, AR
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA