NRCS in Georgia Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Sign Up

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced they are accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Producers and landowners looking to build on conservation efforts while strengthening their operation can apply for technical and financial assistance through CSP.

CSP provides many benefits, including increased crop yields, decreased inputs, wildlife habitat improvements and increased resilience to adverse weather. The program is for working lands, including cropland, pastureland, rangeland, nonindustrial private forest land and agricultural land under Indian tribe jurisdiction.

Plus, existing CSP participants may have an opportunity to renew their contracts in the first half of the fifth year of their five-year contract through a competitive application process.


Special provisions are available for historically underserved producers, which include those considered beginning, socially disadvantaged and limited resource as well as military veterans.

Click here to find eligible practices in Georgia and practice payment amounts. Payment rates for conservation practices are reviewed and set each fiscal year for the state.

While NRCS does accept CSP applications year-round, Georgia producers and landowners should apply by April 1, 2022, to be considered for funding in the current cycle.?To apply, contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.