Posts Tagged ‘ NRCS ’

NRCS Begins Signup for Ag Land, Wetland Conservation Easements

May 2nd, 2014 | By

Referring to the agency’s accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program that makes $2 million available, initially, to Connecticut for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands, Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, said: “This is an exciting new opportunity for even more people to get involved in conserving natural resources.”

USDA staff in CT receive national award for conservation efforts

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

The NRCS in Connecticut, Forest Service, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System entered into a partnership in 2009 to assist private landowners in enhancing healthy forests. Recently, this group was honored with the prestigious Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award on behalf of the chiefs of the Forest Service

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USDA Accepts Grant Applications For Conservation Innovation Efforts

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications nationally for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest lands. Funding for those applications chosen can last up to three years, as well as up to $1 million. Applicants must work with, or be eligible for,

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NRCS Honors Connecticut Women in Conservation

Jun 27th, 2013 | By

June 13, 2013, was a special day in Connecticut as six women were honored for their efforts toward conservation and agriculture in the state. Motivated by the theme of this year’s National Women’s History Month – “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics –NRCS established the Women Inspiring Conservation

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Sign-Up Period Announced for NRCS Conservation Programs

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

TOLLAND, CT – Are you interested in practices that will help reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss on your cropland? Are you a farmer who needs to manage manure and nutrients associated with livestock production? Or maybe you want to improve grazing systems? Are you a forestland owner who wants to better manage woodlands or

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NRCS Accepting Applications For Conservation Programs

Oct 7th, 2012 | By

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2013 financial assistance to help implement conservation practices that improve natural resources on farms, forestland, and wetland areas throughout Connecticut. Deadline to submit applications to be considered for the first ranking period is Friday, Nov. 16. Applications received after that date will be

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Long Island Sound Watershed Partnership Announced

Apr 27th, 2012 | By

Jay T. Mar, Connecticut State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the inception of the Long Island Sound Watershed Partnership. Long Island Sound (LIS) is one of 28 designated estuaries of national significance in the U.S. The LIS Watershed begins at the headwaters of the Connecticut River on

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Applications for NRCS Organic Initiative Due March 30

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential applicants to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are eligible for the agency’s Organic Initiative. Applications for this second ranking period of 2012 are due at NRCS offices by close of business on March 30, 2012. The

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Farm Energy Program workshops begin today in Vernon

Jan 4th, 2011 | By

Join the CT Farm Energy Program for a series of 5 free workshops in January 2011 about technical assistance and financial incentives that are available to AG producers as it relates to energy.