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Webinars available designed to help farmers interested in a conservation plan – Shaw Local

It is unclear when the US Congress will pass the next Farm Bill. However, it is clear that starting with a conservation plan is the best first step farmers can take to get the most out of the programs in that bill, Marshall Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District said in a news release. .

Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and the Wetlands Initiative Smart Wetlands Team are sponsoring two webinars designed to help farmers interested in developing a conservation plan for their operations and learn how they can use the Conservation Management Program and Environmental Quality Incentives. Program to implement that plan.

“Conservation planning is the foundation of all successful agricultural efforts,” said Dick Marshall, soil conservationist with the Henry Field Office. “Conservation planning is the key to finding the right conservation program that fits your farming needs and operations. By identifying key resource concerns, our office can help you improve soil health, reduce erosion, increase productivity, provide the opportunity to test new technologies and innovative ideas, and improve wildlife and pollinators.”

These programs will be presented live via Zoom at 10 a.m. on June 5 and 12 and should last approximately one hour. There will be time for questions at the end of both programs. Additional resources will be provided to help attendees integrate conservation into their farming operations. Recordings of the programs will be available for those unable to attend the live webinar.

To register for one or both webinars, visit www.smartwetlands.farm\events.