USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting pre-proposals for $235 million in total funding through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which is promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners.  The pre-proposal application deadline is July 8, 2015.

Conservation Innovation Grant

USDA’s NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) is accepting applications for its Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) for projects aimed at stimulating the development and implementation of innovative conservation practices.  Pre-proposals are due February 24th, 2015 and selected applications will be invited to submit a full proposal for $20 million in total available funding.  Approximately half of this total funding will be set aside from projects addressing environmental markets and conservation projects that engage agricultural producers.

USDA Program Workshop at Bay Mills

Come learn about how the Bay Mills Community College (BMCC)’s Waishkey Farm has used a variety of USDA programs to start their sustainable farm that grows and produces vegetable, fruit, grazing livestock, and poultry.

The travel scholarship deadline has been extended to Monday, August 20th, and scholarship requests or other questions should be sent to Dan Cornelius (

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