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Energy Conservation Activity Plans 2010

2010 Energy CAPs: Agricultural Energy Management Plans

News Release: NRCS Targets Six Counties for Agricultural Energy Management Plans - Signup Ends March 19, 2010.

The Agricultural Energy Management Plan is an analysis of current farm infrastructure and management with recommendations about how to reduce energy consumption on the farm.

Alabama NRCS is offering a special initiative for development of Agricultural Energy Management Plans in select counties as part of the  Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). These counties include Coffee, Dale, DeKalb, Colbert, Cullman, and Franklin.  NRCS Field Offices in these counties are now accepting applications from interested landowners and operators for conservation planning activities associated with constructing Agricultural Energy Management Plans.

Historically underserved producers will receive increased payment rates.

Additional Information

The following documents may require Microsoft Excel, Acrobat Reader, or Microsoft Word.  If you have problems opening a document, please contact Fay Garner, 334-887-4506

  • Ranking Questions (coming soon)
  • Technical Service Provider Requirements - Energy plans will be written by a Technical Service Provider (TSP) based on the objectives and needs of the landowner or land manager. The landowner/manager may choose a TSP from an approved list of certified, registered technical service providers from the Technical Service Provider Registry.
  • Technical Requirements listed in the Agricultural Energy Management Plan Criteria (.pdf) available in Section 3 of the Alabama e-FOTG
  • 2009 Revised Environmental Evaluation CPA-52 Worksheet
    • (PDF; 252 KB)
    • (XLS; 946 KB)

Rural Development Renewable Energy Application Information

NRCS National Conservation Activity Plans Website

Program Contacts

  • Contact the local Service Center in the targeted counties for further guidelines and details of the program.  
  • NRCS State Office contact Steve Musser, USDA–NRCS, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, phone: (334) 887-4503.