Conservation workshop geared toward small farms

STREETSBORO, Ohio — The first in a series of conservation workshops for small farms will be offered from 9 a.m. until noon Jan. 30 at the Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 500 W. Streetsboro St., (state Route 303), Peninsula, Ohio.

The workshops are coordinated by the Countryside Conservancy, Summit Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension.

This first session will address solutions to common issues on small farms. This workshop will familiarize participants with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and how it can help small farm businesses.

It will cover some of the more common problems and possible solutions on livestock farms and produce/specialty crop farms, as well as some of the incentive payments available .

NRCS presenters

Scott Kenreich is the NRCS district conservationist covering Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. Dee Waters is an NRCS resource conservationist for Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties.

Registration

Registration is $10 (includes refreshments). For more information or to register call Countryside at 330-657-2542 or email info@cvcountryside.org. Online registration is available at www.cvcountryside.org.

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