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Small-Scale & Urban Agricultural Farming - WI

Limited Resource, Small-Scale, and Urban Agricultural Farming in Wisconsin.

NRCS serves all agriculture – large to small, conventional to organic, rural to urban. As American agriculture continues to grow in new directions, NRCS conservation assistance is growing along with it. 

Urban agriculture includes the cultivation, processing, and distribution of agricultural products in urban and suburban areas. Community gardens, rooftop farms, hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic facilities, and vertical production, are all examples of urban agriculture. Tribal communities and small towns may also be included. 

NRCS provides technical and financial assistance for small scale and urban growers in areas such as:

  • Soil health
  • Irrigation and water conservation
  • Composting
  • Wildlife/Pollinator habitat
Mulch and raised beds

Solutions for Small-Scale

No matter the size of your farm or ranch, NRCS offers assistance with conservation planning and installing practices that are specific to your natural resource needs and business goals. From simple management systems, such as planting cover crops, to complex structural practices, such as high tunnel systems or innovative irrigation devices, NRCS has a conservation solution for you.

NRCS Resource Webpages

Additional Resources


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