October 31, 2022 USTFA

NRCS Hosting Aquaculture Focused Webinar

Courtesy of NAA:

The US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), offers a variety of cost-share programs to improve on-farm conservation practices. The recently signed Inflation Reduction Act authorizes NRCS funding to reduce, capture or sequester nitrogen losses or greenhouse gas emissions and/or mitigate or address climate change through the improved agricultural production practices. To answer questions as to how this effort can benefit the aquaculture farming community, NRCS staff is hosting an informational webinar.

Date:                  November 16th (Wednesday)

Time:                  3:00pm – 4:00pm eastern time

Location:          Teams virtual meeting

Join the webinar at the date and time; no registration is needed.

NRCS staff will address the following topics:

  1.  How does NRCS work?
  • Technical assistance
  • Financial assistance
  1.  How to provide input for NRCS?
  • Local input for the State office
  • State Technical Advisory Committees (STAC)
  • Local Working Groups (LWG)
  1.  What are Conservation Practice Standards?
  • How are they developed and adopted by State offices?
  • The role of Practice Payment Scenarios
  • Conservation Practice Standards for aquaculture (including finfish, shellfish, seaweed?)
  1.  Intro to Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  • EQIP policy
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Land Eligibility
  • Resource Concern
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