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Technical Assistance

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NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land.

Assistance may include:

  • Farm Consultation, including site assessments, soil survey, resource inventory.
  • Conservation Planning – develop a plan that meets your needs and goals.
  • Conservation Practice Assistance, including design, layout, and inspection.

After you develop a conservation plan, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

Get Started image This step-by-step guide explains the process of getting started with NRCS conservation assistance.

Service Center Location

Find your local USDA Service Center.

Easements image NRCS provides incentives to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to put wetlands, agricultural land, grasslands and forests under long-term easements.
Financial Assistance

Organic producers may apply for all NRCS financial assistance programs. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program – Organic Initiative specifically targets organic producers. Though payment is lower, there is less competition for ranking in the organic pool. Each state and area has unique ranking criteria due to local conservation issues.

Learn more about NRCS Assistance for Organic Producers in these areas:

Pasture Management Irrigation and Water Management NRCS-GROWING_IN_THE_CITY_TILE

Handbook and other resources imageSee the Organic Conservation Planning handbook and other resources.






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