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Farm Energy and Resource Conservation

Working with NRCS and FSA Technical Assistance and Conservation Programs

October 7 @ 3:00 pm

Farm Energy and Resource Conservation – Working with NRCS and FSA Technical Assistance and Conservation Programs

Hosted by Red Fire Farm: 184 Meadow St., Montague

Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) will spend time going over the
conservation planning process and how to apply for financial assistance
conservation programs. Farm Service Agency (FSA) will cover the first step in
the whole process – registering your agricultural operation in the USDA
database. NRCS will dive a little deeper into soil health and other relevant
technical topics at the farm. Host Red Fire Farm will share their experience
working with NRCS programs and current soil health and resource conservation
practices on the farm.

Topics Include:

  • Conservation Planning Process (Planning and implementation)
  • NRCS Programs (EQIP, CSP, AMA)

Farm Tour that will cover most or all the following:

  • Cropping Strategies
  • High Tunnels
  • Inter-seeded cover cropping
  • Reduced Tillage
  • Energy improvements
  • (if time) geothermal system for walk-in cooler

Presenters:

  • Kate Parsons, Resource Conservationist at NRCS
  • Morgan McKee, Soil Conservationist at NRCS
  • Ryan Voiland, Owner at Red Fire Farm