Conservation Connections: New Program Supports Underserved Farmers

Last week I shared an overview of the new program we are kicking off with Renewing the Countryside and NRCS. Today I want to share a little bit about why this program is so valuable. Here at SFA we continually share about the benefits of implementing soil health management practices on your farm, and if you want to learn more about some of these soil health management practices, check out our latest set of soil health case studies.

However, we also recognize that many of these practices can be challenging, as well as expensive, and figuring out how we implement them within our context can be intimidating. That is why we partnered on this new program, to connect historically underserved farmers with NRCS staff and offices that can provide tremendous support both in technical assistance as well as financial assistance. Conserving and regenerating our land is a priority to all farmers, and we want to make sure that everybody knows the resources that are available to them!

If you want to learn more about these resources, there will be several opportunities coming up soon at the Emerging Farmers Conference, our SFA Annual Conference, and local events organized by our SFA and RTC Connectors. On January 13th and 14th we have two webinars, one for Minnesota Farmers and one for Wisconsin farmers. More information and registration can be found here.