Wisconsin NRCS proposes six primary objectives for its role in the rapidly growing and evolving renewable energy industry, as it relates to agriculture and conservation.
Objective 1: Provide assistance to agricultural producers adjusting their rotations, tillage practices, and harvest of current crops with the goal of maintaining or improving soil, air, and water quality, as well as wildlife habitat.
Objective 2: Provide assistance for the proper siting, construction, storage, establishment, sustainable management, of biogas facilities and future bioenergy crops such as native grasses and forbs, woody biomass, etc.
Objective 3: Increase NRCS employee and public knowledge of biofuel terminology, technology, predicted future trends, resource conservation opportunities, and NRCS efforts in this area.
Objective 4: Utilize and modify current NRCS programs and standards to improve and reward proper stewardship and conservation of resources, including energy, soil, water, air, wildlife, etc.
Objective 5: Build partnerships with organizations involved in energy conservation and renewable energy production.
Objective 6: Develop new and innovative solutions to address energy issues. Analyze, assess, and distribute results.