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Emma Chow Recognized for Conservation Excellence

Emma Chow, District Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Santa Maria, California, has been named the winner of the 2020 Hugh Hammond Bennett Award for Conservation Excellence for her outstanding efforts as a conservation planner. 

Conservation in Action - 2019 End of Year Slideshow

A lot happens in a year—and it all goes by so fast. Please take a few minutes and enjoy the images of NRCS California in action in 2019 with farmers, partners, school kids and more. A BIG thanks to all the offices and employees who took the time to snap a few shots during 2019! Enjoy!

Latino Farmers Get Program Support, Networking Opportunity

Latino farmers gathered in Tulare before Thanksgiving to see the multitude of help available to producers. The 5th annual Latino Farmer Conference was held at the International Agricenter with hundreds in attendance. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the...

Rominger Brothers Farms Receives California Leopold Conservation Award

Rominger Brothers Farms of Winters has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 California Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers...

Soil Health and Carbon Farming Central to Mission of RCDs

The 96 Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) help address pressing statewide issues like climate change, reducing the impact of drought, protecting water, creating habitat for fish and wildlife, restoring critical habitat for endangered and threatened species, reducing the risk of...


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