NRCS Announces funding opportunities for Landowners & Agricultural Producers under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

A red barn and blue silo stand against a clear, blue skyApply for funding by the May 18th deadline

 

Funding is available to farmers in Outagamie County to improve soil health through sound principles and systems that include no-till, cover crop, diversifying the crop rotation, and managing nutrients and pesticide applications. Improving soil health allows for improved soil organic matter, increased water infiltration, as well as better profits and crop yields.

Funding is also available to Outagamie County farmers through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).  Financial assistance is again offered on lands located within the Lower Fox River Basin for practices that will reduce erosion, control sediment delivery to surface waters and improve water quality.   In addition, NRCS has added funding dollars to focus on practices to control invasive species and improve wildlife habitat.   Farmers thoughout all of Outagamie County are eligible for this new funding for invasives control and wildlife habitat improvements.

Landowners and producers who would like more information, would like their land evaluated for EQIP eligiblity or are currently interested in applying for NRCS funding can speak with a Conservationist by calling the Outagamie County NRCS Field Office at (920) 733-1575 ext. 3.  The NRCS office is located at 3369 W. Brewster St, Appleton.

 

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