Free webinar August 19, 2009: Conservation Stewardship Program
Passing along an announcement from the American Society for Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. The new Conservation Stewardship Program will be of interest to many Minnesota family forest owners.
Update: This event is over.
More than the name has changed! The new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), part of the 2008 Farm Bill, that began August 10.
CSP is a new voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers/landowners to conserve and enhance soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. CSP provides opportunities to both recognize excellent stewards and deliver valuable new conservation. The program will be offered to producers in all 50 states, District of Columbia and the Pacific and Caribbean areas through continuous sign-ups. The initial sign-up began August 10 and continues through September 30.
ASA and SSSA are pleased to host a special USDA update on the program and are offering this seminar at no charge. Join us on August 19, 2009 from
Dave White, Chief of NRCS, will provide an overview and highlights of the program. Program leaders Steve Parkin and Dwayne Howard will provide more program information/details and all three will take your questions about program benefits and eligibility requirements.
“This program will help the Nation’s agricultural and forestry producers reach greater levels of conservation performance,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The conservation benefits derived from maintaining and enhancing natural resources will improve the quality of soil and water, assist in addressing global climate change, and encourage environmentally responsible energy production.”
More information about the Conservation Stewardship Program