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Where’s the Money for Sustainable Ag?

There’s a whole world of funding that can help to bring conservation practices onto a farm, but wading through the web of federal, state, and private programs can feel like a full time job of its own. So Zach Johnson and Mitchell Hora bring on Kevin Norton, the Associate Chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to learn about government cost share programs. Then, Wisconsin dairy farmers Tom Zwald and Todd Doornink explain how their farming community has banded together to find money for sustainable agriculture on their own through the Western Wisconsin Conservation Council.

Length: 58:30

Year Produced: 2020

State: Arkansas

Cropping Systems: Beef Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Forage, Hog, Other Grains, Poultry, Rice, Small Ruminants, Soybean, Vegetables

Tags: cost-share, farmer-led groups, Funding, getting started, lower risk