Financial and Technical Assistance- Information Session

Financial and Technical Assistance for Farmers– Information Session

Rogers Free Library- 525 Hope St, Bristol RI 02809

Tuesday, February 28- 6:00PM

Calling all farmers and landowners!

Do you own or manage farmland or forest land in Rhode Island? Could you use some technical and financial help in managing those lands more effectively? Join us for an information session to discover how you can work together with the Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) to install environmentally-smart practices on your land.

Through our partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we can provide you with financial and technical assistance to address natural resource concerns through an array of conservation practices.

This is an in-person event and there is no virtual option for this meeting. However, if you are not able to attend in person, please reach out to us to schedule a one-to-one meeting or phone call where we can answer your questions and provide you with further information. For questions contact Natalie at [email protected].

We offer funding and support through a range of conservation programs, including:

• EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) - NRCS’ flagship conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands.

• EQIP IRA (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) – Helps farmers, ranchers, forestland owners, and Tribes with the application of conservation measures that focus on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, reduced energy, and soil health.

• CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) – Helps landowners build on existing conservation efforts while strengthening operations.

• AMA (Agricultural Management Assistance) – Helps agricultural producers manage financial risk through diversification, marketing, or natural resource conservation practices.

• ACEP (Agricultural Conservation Easement Program) – Helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect working farms and ranches through conservation easements.

The next round of funding for these programs has an application deadline of March 15. Join us for more information on the different programs, your eligibility, and in-person application help.

This event is in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Rhode Island. USDA NRCS is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to participate in this activity should contact the Disability SEPM, Allie Brown, at 401-822-8841 or [email protected], or dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunication relay services.