The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information March 07, re the conservation stewardship program:
NRCS Hosts March 16th Virtual Workshop on Conservation Stewardship Program
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a virtual workshop and overview of the Conservation Stewardship Program for agricultural producers and non-industrial, private forest landowners on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
There will be two virtual opportunities to attend the workshop on the same day. The first session is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (eastern time), and the second session (same presentation as the first session) is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (eastern time).
ZOOM link for both meetings: zoomgov.com/j/16059811148
Virtual ZOOM MEETING AGENDA:
- CSP Versus EQIP
- How to find local NRCS office
- Where to find more information about CSP and EQIP
- CSP Application
- Producer Map – information NRCS needs
- CSP Payments – minimum and maximum
- CSP Eligibility requirements
- Questions from participants
“For the last two years, we have been able to provide funding for every eligible applicant under CSP. The CSP is a unique program that offers additional conservation and financial opportunities, while financially enabling producers to sustain their current level of stewardship. We encourage producers, ranchers, and non-industrial forest landowners to attend our workshop and learn more about CSP,” said Walter Albarran, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations.
The new cut off/batching date to submit CSP Classic Applications in FY 2023 is March 24, 2023.