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Info Session: Financial & Technical Assistance for RI Farmers

Event Date
February 28, 2024
Time
6:00 p.m.
Location
Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Dill and sunflowers growing at Aquidneck Community Table's urban farm in Middletown, RI, August 2023.

Do you own or manage farmland or forest land in Rhode Island? Could you use some technical or financial help to manage your land more effectively? Join us to discover how you can work together with the Eastern RI Conservation District to install environmentally-smart conservation practices.

Through ERICD's partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), they can provide you with financial and technical assistance to address natural resource concerns through an array of conservation practices. For questions contact Julia at jvieira.ericd@gmail.com.

We offer funding and support through a range of conservation programs, including: 

• EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) - NRCS’ flagship conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands.

• EQIP IRA (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) – Helps farmers, ranchers, forestland owners, and Tribes with the application of conservation measures that focus on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, reduced energy, and soil health.

• CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) – Helps landowners build on existing conservation efforts while strengthening operations.

• AMA (Agricultural Management Assistance) – Helps agricultural producers manage financial risk through diversification, marketing, or natural resource conservation practices.

• ACEP (Agricultural Conservation Easement Program) – Helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect working farms and ranches through conservation easements.

The next round of funding for these programs has an application deadline of March 15. Join us for more information on the different programs, your eligibility, and in-person application help.

This event is in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Rhode Island. USDA NRCS is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. 

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this activity should contact the Disability SEPM, Allie Brown, at 401-822-8841 or allie.brown@usda.gov, or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunication relay services.

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