Funds available to help area farmers


JEFFERSON, Ohio – Producers in the Grand River Watershed are encouraged to attend one of the information meetings the Natural Resources Conservation Service office will be holding in Feb. and March to explain funding through the Conservation Security Program.
This voluntary program rewards farmers who are implementing conservation practices in cropland, grassland, vineyards, and orchards.
The watershed includes parts of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Lake, Geauga and Portage counties.
To be eligible, you must show that you are managing your farm to enhance soil health and water quality. The conservation activities that address these resource concerns will vary depending your farm’s slope, climate, soil texture and other characteristics.
During the meeting, producers will complete a self-assessment checklist.
Limited enrollment. This program will be conducted during the next decade but enrollment into the program can only be made during 2005.
More information is available at or by contacting AI Bonnis at the NRCS office in Orwell at 440-437-5888.

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