Our guest speaker was be Ms Lindsey Carico. She is the Executive Director of the Farm Services Agency for Carroll and Grayson County Virginia. Although she technically covers 2 Virginia counties, the Agency is a federal agency, and their programs are the same in every state. That having been said, she covered several different federal programs, including the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program and the Conservation Preserve Program. In layman’s terms, thats a program to reimburse beekeepers for their lost colonies, and a program to pay beekeepers to plant honey bee beneficial plants. These programs can be very beneficial to every beekeeper.