This webinar was broadcast live on January 16, 2014.
Through the Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) Program’s Organic Initiative, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical assistance to certified organic, transitioning to organic, and exempt from certification producers. The Initiative also provides financial assistance for organic producers to address natural resource concerns related to organic production. This can include support developing a grazing plan, assistance with pollinator habitat and buffers, and manure management assistance. This webinar provided information on the Organic Initiative and how organic dairy farmers can use this program on their operations.
Sarah Brown is a Organic Conservation Specialist with Oregon Tilth where she is working with NRCS under a contribution agreement. Through this national position, she delivers trainings and develops technical information for use by NRCS staff and organic professionals to better support conservation work on organic farms. In addition, Sarah and her husband are beginning organic farmers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Kevin Kaija is an agronomist and grazing specialist with USDA NRCS in Vermont.
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