Preserving AND Conserving Virginia’s Historic Battlefields

Virginia will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Third Battle of Winchester in September 2014. Learn how NRCS is helping the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation protect parts of this important historic site by keeping it in agricultural protection. 

CSP Offers Renewal Option for Participants

VA has 256 Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts from 2010 that could be renewed for five more years to help participants reach the next level of conservation. These farmers will be notified by letter & can sign up from July 11 to Sept. 12.

Partnering for Rural Communities

Virginia has been part of USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity since 2013, reaching out to make programs and services more accessible to all citizens. Learn how our StrikeForce team helped this Eastern Shore grower buy land to continue his family farming heritage.

What's in the New Farm Bill for You?

The 2014 Farm Bill is streamlining key conservation programs but will continue to equip Virginia farmers and forest landowners with the tools they need to address resource concerns while helping the environment. Click the link above to learn more.

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Virginia Soil Health Profiles

Learn more about Virginia soil health champions like Anthony Beery.

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