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October 29, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Annual Meeting Offers Grape Growing Education
Grandview On Nov. 13-14, Washington State Grape Society will hold its Annual Meeting at 500 N. Elm Street, Grandview.  
The Annual Meeting offers two days of technical topics to assist grape growers in improving farming performance by practical application through scientific research. For 40 years, scientists from WSU-IAREC, Prosser and other institutions of higher learning from across Washington State and the Pacific Northwest have partnered with Washington State Grape Society to present grape growing education.  Grower use of these efficiencies can reduce production costs, increase yields and obtain higher quality.  Improving knowledge from within the grape industry is key to the mission of the Grape Society.  
2014 Employee of the Year

Benton Conservation District (BCD) is proud to announce that Assistant District Manager Heather Wendt has been named 2014 South Central Area Employee of the Year by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Wendt was presented this award at the South Central Area meeting of conservation districts in White Salmon earlier this month. Conservation districts are a unique form of non-regulatory government with the mission of encouraging wise stewardship of natural resources through voluntary programs. These districts match local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners implement conservation projects. There are 45 conservation districts in Washington State.

2014 Manager of the Year

Prosser - Benton Conservation District (BCD) is proud to announce that District Manager Mark Nielson has been named 2014 South Central Area Manager of the Year by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Nielson was presented this award at the South Central Area meeting of conservation districts in White Salmon earlier this month. Conservation districts are a unique form of non-regulatory government with the mission of encouraging wise stewardship of natural resources through voluntary programs. They match local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners implement conservation projects. There are 45 conservation districts in Washington State.

Application sign-up cut-off date for EQIP statewide initiatives set for November 21

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NTCS) recently announced that November 21st is the application cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Eligible producers interested in applying for financial assistance through the EQIP program will have until that date to submit their applications for consideration this fiscal year.