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PA Grazing Lands Coalition Educational Grants Available

Posted: February 14, 2016

The Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Coalition (PA GLC) is presently accepting applications for the organization’s ongoing educational mini-grants program. The grants are offered to organizations and producer associations that provide grazing-focused education and trainings throughout the Commonwealth.

Grants through PA GLC are available for field days and pasture walks, trainings, conferences, etc. that include grazing or forage management as a topic to reach farmers interested in improving their pasture areas on livestock operations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no deadline, but the committee meets only once per quarter to consider applications.

Special interest topics for this year’s program include: Pasture Soil Health, Strategies to Extend or Enhance Grazing Systems, Grass Fed Meats/Products, Wildlife Benefits from Grazing as well as Pasture Nutrient Management. There are several funding levels for the program, ranging from $200 to $1,000 in financial assistance.

For more details about the Mini-Grant program with downloadable application instructions, please visit the newly revised website at www.paglc.org or questions can be directed to Susan Parry, USDA-NRCS State Grassland Conservationist at (717) 237-2253; Email: susan.parry@pa.usda.gov