Woodward, Okla. —
Farmers and ranchers may also apply for EQIP funds to assist with quail habitat restoration and maintenance.
Irving said the program involves institution of grassland management practices. The steps include control of red cedar to increase the amount of native vegetation available to grazing herds as well as wildlife, he said.
"We accept applications all the time," said Irving. "But only applications received by Nov. 16 will be ranked and considered during the 2013 funding cycle."
Like the irrigation aid, If the application for quail habitat restoration is unfunded, or late, applicants may remain on a waiting list, if the producer chooses to remain on it.
"Any farmer or rancher in Woodward County can apply for these programs," said Irving. "We conduct them to help the producers, with that assistance then benefitting the local economy."
Contact Irving for information at (580) 256-5320, Extension 3, or go by the office at 3300 Oklahoma Avenue, Suite 800.