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NRCS USDA Presentation


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NRCS USDA Presentation

  1. 1. Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  2. 2. o Identifying management practices based on our technical standards and specifications that farmers can use o Providing technical leadership to partners to accomplish conservation goals. o Providing financial and technical assistance to farmers to design and install practices o Development of innovative tools that lead to cleaner rivers and streams and more dollars for conservation o Promotion of conservation programs o Education of farmers and the public
  3. 3. (In combination or alone) o cover crops o nutrient management o vegetative filter strips o grassed waterways o livestock exclusion o heavy use protection areas o conservation tillage Other practices may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  4. 4. o It is important that we work together in this effort o We need more success stories that help the public understand the positive role farmers play in the area of water quality and stewardship of our natural resources
  5. 5. o Voluntary, incentive- based conservation works o We need all-hands-on- deck approach o Success will only come if we work collaboratively o It’s up to every single one of us to bring our best to the table every day