Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was established by Congress way back in 1935, before many of us were born. It was a soil conservation service back then, but has expanded to become “a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.”
“Our goal is not just a sustainable, nutritious, abundant food supply, but also thriving ecosystems that support a diversity of life. In the next century, NRCS will not only continue to tackle familiar challenges like ensuring clean water and healthy soil, but will also rise to meet new issues, such as clean air, clean energy, climate change, and new technology,” says - Chief Dave White
Today, NRCS assists landowners (70% of land in the USA is privately owned) through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. It’s a big job! As an example, here’s press release I received the other day:
Subject: USDA is Seeking Applications for theConservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Raleigh, NC (Dec. 09, 2011) – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking applicants for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP is a voluntary conservation program that encourages producers who manage natural resources on their farm to address additional conservation activities; and to improve, maintain, and manage existing conservation activities.
Funding for CSP is anticipated to be available soon. Farmers can submit applications for CSP anytime throughout the year, and signed application are not binding. However, NRCS will begin ranking all signed CSP applications for available funding on January 13, 2012. Applications are ranked based on greatest environmental benefit. For an application to be considered for ranking all land and producer eligibility requirements must have been met.
Through CSP, NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible producers to conserve and enhance soil, water, air and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, improved pastureland, nonindustrial private forest lands, agricultural land under the jurisdiction of an Indian tribe, and other private agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed.
The entire agricultural operation must be enrolled and must include all agricultural land that will be under the applicant's control for the term of the proposed contract.
CSP offers participants two possible types of payments:
Annual payment for installing and adopting additional activities, and improving, maintaining, and managing existing activities; and
Supplemental payment for the adoption of resource-conserving crop rotations.
Farmers should visit their local USDA Service Center today to apply for available funding for Farm Bill programs and initiatives; locations are listed on-line at http://offices.usda.gov or in the phone book under Federal Government, U.S. Department of Agriculture. General program information is available on the NRCS North Carolina website at www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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