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Opportunity for Ag Producers to Improve Soil Health through Partnership Program

The Last Green Valley has announced it is accepting applications from agricultural producers under a project titled, Improving Soil Health and Water Quality in the Thames River Watershed. Producers must be located in the watershed and must submit applications by Friday, June 15, 2018, to be considered. The project is funded under the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Healthy soil practices are important to conserve resources and improve farm economics. Ag producers can save money while building healthy soils and improving water quality in rivers and streams. The funds available will help implement conservation practices in the field that can save time, effort, and money.

By improving soil health, producers can reduce erosion, runoff, pest management, weed problems, fertilizer use, and fuel consumption, as well as mitigate drought with soils that hold more moisture.

Technical assistance is available to help producers navigate the system, calculate the economic benefits of different conservation practices, and implement new practices in their fields.

Interested? Contact one of the project partners to learn more:

  • Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D)
    Amanda Fargo-Johnson
    860-345-3977 
  • Eastern Connecticut Conservation District (ECCD)
    Dan Mullins
    860- 887-4163 X 402
  • The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV)
    Lois Bruinooge
    860-774-3300
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
      - Danielson Field Office - 860-779-0557
    ‚Äč  - Norwich Field Office - 860-887-3604