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Your Land, Your Money: Free Resource Risk Assessment for Farmers
February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amNo cost
You are invited to a FREE Michigan State University’s live demonstration of their online mapping and reporting tool that identifies and maps sensitive areas on farm fields. This system can be used by producers to assist in identifying areas that may be prone to soil erosion by wind or water, leaching of nutrients, or other risk factors.
After identifying potential resource concerns, users have the option to complete a brief questionnaire and generate a printable report with a summary of results and information to follow up with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA. The goal of the system is to help producers improve their land and water quality by connecting producers with NRCS and conservation organizations to address sensitive areas through conservation treatments and available assistance programs.
Cover crops, grassed waterways and many other practices can help you keep your soil and your money on your land. There are also additional state and USDA-NRCS funds available for implementing these conservation best practices on lands in Kent, Ionia, and Montcalm counties.
Conservation District and USDA-NRCS staff will be on hand live to answer questions before and after the virtual demonstration!