Have you ever looked across your property and thought about some land management goals you would like to take to the next level? Maybe we can help. The Ely Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office will be hosting a free workshop on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at USDA Service Center located at 744 E. North Industrial Way, Ely NV 89301 at 2:00 pm for farmers, ranchers and other interested in learning more about technical and financial assistance for improving their land and natural resources.

Through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), agricultural producers and forest landowners may earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, irrigation management, pollinator and beneficial insect habitat, and prescribed grazing management – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new management techniques.

No one knows more about your land than you do, and no one knows more about conservation than we do. Together we can develop a plan tailored to your land and your goals to help you increase productivity and protect the value of your land. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan without a fee, to help you meet those goals. We can help you schedule timely planting of cover crops, develop a grazing plan that will improve your forage base, implement no-till to reduce erosion or manage forested areas in a way that benefits wildlife habitat. If you are already taking steps to improve the condition of the land, chances are CSP can help you find new ways to meet your goals.

To learn more about the changes to CSP, eligibility requirements and what opportunities there are to improve your ag operation, attend the workshop or contact Cory Lytle at (775) 289-4065 ext. 105 or visit the Ely NRCS office at 744 E. North Industrial Way, Ely NV 89301.

When: January 5, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Where: USDA Service Center 744 E. North Industrial Way, Ely NV 89301