The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) has announced the four regional finalists for the 2021 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year and our own Cliff Taylor is a finalist for the Northcentral Region. Cliff is long-standing KWOA and KWOF supporter, board member, and member-at-large. Son, Scott Taylor, is a current KWOA board member. Read more about the family and the ATFS awards here. Also see the full write up on Cliff Taylor's Family Farm on the About Tab - In Their Own Woods Section here
North Central OTFY: Clifton Taylor of Kentucky
Application Deadline November 12, 2021
USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners and farmers to visit their local NRCS office to apply for a CAP106 forest management plan. The application process is continuous and applications for assistance must be received by November 12, 2021, to be evaluated and considered for funding. Contact your local NRCS Service Center and specifically mention the UK Forestry RCPP project to apply for technical forestry assistance.
Note: CAP 106 assistance is geared toward owners in the UK Forestry RCPP project area who do not currently have a stewardship plan or whose plan is out-of-date. The counties in the project area are in Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) Central Ky regions covered by the Campbellsville & Morehead KDF offices. See project area map and list of associated NRCS offices here.
The USDA is requesting information (comments) from the public on a Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (CSAF) Partnership Program. The term “climate-smart commodity” is used to refer to an agricultural commodity that is produced using farming practices that reduce GHG emissions or sequester carbon. USDA will consider comments received on or before 11:59 p.m. (ET) on November 1, 2021. Here’s the link to comment: is https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/30/2021-21368/climate-smart-agriculture-and-forestry-partnership-program?utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list
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The Board and staff of the Kentucky Resources Council announce the hiring of Ashley Wilmes as the new Director of the Council, effective October 1, 2021. Tom FitzGerald, better known as “Fitz,” Director of the Council for 37 years, will assume a senior staff role through the end of 2021 and will assist the Council in a part-time status in 2022.
For FY 2022, Kentucky is proposing that the GARC be 95% of the appraised value. This is the same as FY 2021. Comments are requested by October 15, 2021 and are be addressed to Reed Cripps at firstname.lastname@example.org Questions should also be addressed to Reed. Click “Read More” to see Kentucky NRCS proposed FY 2022 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP-WRE) Geographic Area Rate Cap (GARC) map and supporting documentation for your review.