COLUMBUS, OH, Feb. 13, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will offer a new opportunity for agricultural producers to improve water quality in Preble County’s Seven Mile Creek Watershed.
NRCS conservation professionals will provide technical assistance to help farmers, with approved applications, determine which conservation actions will provide the greatest environmental benefits to improve water quality on their land. Nutrient management, erosion control, conservation tillage and cover crops are the practices being offered as part of this project.
To help install these conservation practices, NRCS will provide financial assistance to approved applicants through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers protect the environment while promoting agricultural production. With EQIP, NRCS conservation experts provide technical assistance to implement environmentally beneficial conservation practices on working agricultural land.
Individuals interested in applying for the Seven Mile Creek Water Quality Project should make an appointment with the local NRCS conservationist as soon as possible. To learn more about EQIP or other technical and financial assistance available through NRCS conservation programs, visit Get Started with NRCS or visit your local USDA Service Center.