Ohio NRCS Announces New EQIP Application Deadline for 2019 Funds

COLUMBUS, OH, Sept. 11, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Friday, October 19, 2018, as the deadline to submit applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Ohio.
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program which helps producers make conservation work for them. Together, NRCS and producers invest in solutions that conserve natural resources for the future while also improving agricultural operations.
Through EQIP, NRCS provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices. Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations. Through EQIP, you can voluntarily implement conservation practices, and NRCS co-invests in these practices with you.
Financial assistance is now available in a variety of agricultural categories such as cropland, forestry, pasture operations, and organic. Several special projects are also available which address water quality, forestry management, improving pollinator populations, applying best management practices and many more. All available agricultural categories are listed on the Ohio NRCS website under “EQIP Application Deadlines.”
To participate in USDA conservation programs, applicants should be farmers or farm or forest landowners and must meet eligibility criteria. Applications signed and submitted to NRCS by the October 19 deadline will be evaluated for fiscal year 2019 funding.
To learn more about EQIP or other technical and financial assistance available through NRCS conservation programs, visit Get Started with NRCS or visit your local USDA Service Center. The USDA Service Center NRCS office for Muskingum and Morgan Counties is located at 225 Underwood Street, Suite 100, Zanesville Ohio. You can contact the NRCS office at 740-454-2867 Extn. 3 to speak with Lori Ryan-Griffin, NRCS District Conservationist. In Morgan County, you may also call 740-962-4234 to speak with Dee Wiseman, NRCS Soil Conservation Technician.
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