Using NRCS Conservation Practices and Programs to Transition to Organic Webinar

Organic Agriculture April 02, 2012|Print

The Natural Resource Conservation Service has been working individually with farmers to address natural resource problems on their farms for 75 years. The 2008 farm bill has charge NRCS to expand their efforts and work directly with organic farmers to address their resource concerns. This webinar will discuss this new role for NRCS and explain how organic producers can benefit from many of the conservation practices that the agency has been advocating along with some of the conservation financial assistance programs that are available.

About David Lamm

David has worked for the NRCS for over 33 years, starting at as a soil conservationist and District Conservationist in NE Indiana. In 2002 he moved to Georgia as the Assistant State Conservationist for Programs overseeing all conservation programs for the state. While in Georgia, David began working with organic producers to help them solve resource problems on their farms. In 2008, David took a job at the East National Technology Support Center working on organic farming related issue for the agency. He has spent much of the past year helping develop the Conservation Stewardship Program.

About eOrganic

eOrganic is the Organic Agriculture Community of Practice at eXtension.org. Our website  at http:www.extension.org/organic_production contains articles, videos, and webinars for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

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