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No-till: It’s just so easy

The beauty of the Berkshire Hills belies the challenges faced by five generations of the Galusha family who have farmed this rugged land at Fairfield Farm in Williamstown.  With the help of NRCS, Jay Galusha has improved soil health on the 400 acres of hay land and 220 acres of corn.

This isn’t farming like Grandpa used to do

When Samantha Whittier’s dad, Wayne, signed up for aerial cover crop seeding offered by NRCS, a conservation practice that involves a helicopter swooping over fields, releasing seed from a hopper swinging below the chopper, they knew public education was in order.

Small Farm, Big Conservation Success

Frank Kokoski and his daughter Lisa started F&L Farms in Ware, Massachusetts in 2004, with a few chickens, pigs and cows. The farm grew quickly and so did the livestock’s impact on the farm’s natural resources. They soon realized they needed help and contacted NRCS.

Helping a Mass. apple farm be red and green

Al Rose and his wife Nancy, who operate Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Mass., have introduced an innovative growing system. To ensure success in an area that sees its share of dry summers, Rose sought the help of NRCS.

Conservation Client Gateway offers a new way to interact with NRCS

Conservation Client Gateway, a new public website, allows you to request technical and financial assistance, review and sign conservation plans, request and track payments for your completed contract items, and much more.


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