CHILLICOTHE, Mo— The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting a general sign up for the longstanding Conservation Reserve CRP Ground featureProgram through February 26, 2016.

Since the 1980’s, the USDA has offered the CRP to farmers wanting to retire their property from crop production to convert to some sort of cover type including grass, food plots, or wild flowers.

Within the KMZU listening area, Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist, Andrew White, says there will be two workshops farmers and producers have the choice of attending.

The first meeting will be at the Mildred B. Litton Center at the Litton Ag Campus in Livingston County on the 12th of January. Then, January 14th, folks can make their way to the conference room in the basement of the Carrollton Public Library. Both workshops will begin at 6 p.m. and an RSVP to attend is needed at least two days in advance.

Those with questions or wanting to learn more are encouraged to contact White either by e-mail,, or by phone by calling 660-619-1719.