Producers interested in participating in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program should submit applications by Jan. 17.
“Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers and forest landowners are going the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources,” Connecticut NRCS State Conservationist Lisa Coverdale said in a news release. “Through their conservation actions, they are ensuring that their operations are more productive and sustainable over the long run.”
The program helps established conservation stewards take their level of natural resource management to the next level to improve their agricultural production and provide valuable conservation benefits such as cleaner and more abundant water, as well as healthier soils and better wildlife habitat, the NRCS said in a news release.
A self-screening checklist is available online to help determine eligibility. To access the checklist or obtain information, visit: www.ct.nrcs.usda.gov/programs, or contact the USDA Field Office in Norwich at: (860) 887-3604.