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USDA State Technical Committee Meeting (Highlighting the Revamped Conservation Stewardship Program)

356 Mountain View Drive Suite 105
Colchester, VT

The meeting will focus on the re-designed Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) which is the largest conservation program in the United States with 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled.  

Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, rotational grazing, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land.

Changes that producers can expect to see when the program is offered in FY17 include greater flexibility at the local level to prioritize resource concerns and conservation approaches, more enhancements and almost double the conservation practices offered, and better reporting tools to tell producers the results of their conservation efforts on their land.

During the meeting, we will discuss program specifics, the timeline, and CSP management activities. Please come to the meeting prepared to discuss your ideas on how we can actively promote this program in Vermont and encourage farmers to apply.

If you would like to call-in please use this information to participate:

PHONE: 1-888-844-9904

Passcode: 5328741