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.
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.
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, 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.
Cape Cod’s beautiful seashore, salt marshes and woodlands are a natural draw for residents and tourists. The related development is a boon for the local economy but not so good for a small, furry and quite elusive little creature: the New England Cottontail rabbit.
Date: May 10, 2016
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