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Conservation Practices and Programs for Your Land

NRCS offers financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help agricultural producers make and maintain improvements on their land. NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.

How to Apply for USDA-NRCS Conservation Programs

Learn what steps you will need to take to prepare for, and submit, your application to become a USDA-NRCS Conservation Program participant by clicking here:

When applying for any program, remember that your name, address, and social security number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) must match the information you have on file with the IRS and USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the information provided on the Direct Deposit Form.

The basic application for all programs is linked here:

Below is a list of programs and services available in the state of Georgia with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. For a complete listing of the programs offered through the Natural Resources Conservation Service: Click Here

CONSERVATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) provides voluntary conservation technical assistance to land-users, communities, units of state and local government, and other Federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems. (Producers may use a certified Technical Service Provider (TSP) for technical assistance needed for certain eligible activities, services and the development of conservation plans.)


Conservation Technical Assistance can provide a list of conservation practices that are needed to address the resource concerns identified on the farm.  Below is a list of programs, funded through the Farm Bill, that can help you address those resource concerns. For detailed information on each program, please visit the 2018 FARM BILL Page.

  • Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
  • Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)