Pheasants Forever To Host General CRP Sign-Up Events

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, will host 56 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners during the upcoming sign-up period. The CRP general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 26, 2016.
CRP remains the gold standard program for creating upland habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife in Nebraska. In addition to wildlife habitat, CRP provides landowners with many benefits.
“CRP continues to evolve. With competitive rental rates, the ability to enroll partial fields and haying and grazing options for management, landowners will want to attend a local meeting and learn how voluntary conservation programs can work to increase farm and ranch income,” says Kelsi Wehrman, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s state coordinator in Nebraska. Landowners are encouraged to RSVP for an event by contacting their local USDA Service Center or their local Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologist.
CRP general sign-up information meetings will focus on eligibility and the CRP sign-up process, as well as updates to CRP mid-contract management. Presentations will also cover various CRP practices, updated rental rates, and public access / additional incentive opportunities.
CRP informational meetings for area counties are:
County     Date     Time             Location/Address
Antelope     1/14     7 p.m – 9 p.m. CST     UNL Extension Service (501 Main St., Suite 98) in Neligh
Boone     1/5     7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST     Cornerstone Bank (240 S 3rd St.) in Albion
Cedar     1/7     12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST     Auditorium (101 N. Broadway) in Hartington
Holt     1/6     3 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST     UNL Extension Service (128 N. 6th St. Suite 100) in O’Neill
Knox     1/13     10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST     Community Center (101 S. Broadway) in Bloomfield
Madison     1/5     12 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST     Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Ave.) in Norfolk
Valley     1/21     5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST     Lower Loup NRD (2620 Airport Dr.) in Ord
Wheeler     1/12     3 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST     Fairgrounds in Bartlett
The CRP informational meetings are made possible through funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.