Did you know there is $1 million in funding available for your neighborhood to install cover crops, grassed waterways, and to help you keep your soil and your money on your land? Take the first step in understanding your opportunities by attending Michigan State University's live demonstration of their online mapping tool. This online system can be used by producers to identify ecologically-sensitive 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.
Kent, Montcalm, and Ionia Counties' Conservation District staff and local USDA-NRCS staff will be attending to answer your questions before and after the virtual demonstration!