Phase I sign-ups announced

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By Gary Carter

The Harrison County Phase I committee announces the 2011 program. The funds, which are tobacco settlement funds, will be available for anyone who owns a farm in our county.
We will conduct signups different this year from previous years. On March 1 at 7 p.m. we will discuss the application process and the producer will receive the application at the March 1 meeting. All applications can be turned back in after the meeting and will also be accepted at the Extension Office until the final deadline of March 25. Determination of those accepted will be made on Monday, March 28, 2011.
Not everyone will receive the approval on the 28th. As additional funds are received, additional producers will be approved. Remember, if you do not get accepted on the first approval, don’t give up. Last year we were able to approve 40 additional farmers during the year.
Plan on signing up at the March 1 meeting or before the deadline on March 25. This will be the only signup period so don’t wait until the last minute.
If you have any questions, call the Harrison County Extension Office at 859-234-5510 for more information.