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The Conservation Stewardship Program – Funding for Improvements to Your Operation

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Consider This, NRCS  /  No Comments

“What CSP has done for us, it has allowed us to explore better options and produce a better product. it gives you a little more financial freedom to do things, things that you dream up and say ‘Gees, I wish we could do this, but money wise you just can’t’. It’s given us more freedom […]

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DEADLINE ALERT: Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due May 10, 2019

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

$700 million is available nationwide to support conservation efforts on your operation. But you have to fill out a short form and apply by the deadline to be considered. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is USDA’s largest conservation program, offering whole farm, comprehensive conservation assistance to farmers and ranchers across the country. CSP helps producers […]

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Fiber Farm Grows Thanks to Technical and Financial Assistance

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Money Matters, NRCS  /  No Comments

Thanks to Savannah Halleaux, Michigan FSA Public Affairs & Outreach Coordinator for sharing this article with us. “It was always my desire to have a sheep farm,” said Bridget Kavanagh, owner and shepherdess of Happy Goat Lucky Ewe Fiber Farm in Mason, Michigan. Kavanagh bought the property in 1987 when her children were little. It […]

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Grazing Principles to Start Your Season Off Right

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  Grazing Management, NRCS, Planning  /  No Comments

This 4:53 video from Ranchlands is a great example of how the principles of grass and livestock management are the same, no matter your location or climate. Check it out, and then read on for a list of principles and how to make them work for you. 1. What Are Your Goals? The Ranchlands managers […]

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Asking for What You Want and Getting It – Lessons From a Cat

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  NRCS, The Scoop  /  3 Comments

My cat is teaching me a new trick. I wrote about her a year ago, describing how she gets me up from my desk to feed her, watch her drink, and open doors for her. She gets all this by tapping on my leg and meowing to me. But lately, I’ve been pretty busy, and […]

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