The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida will host two virtual workshops on the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). These are designed for an overview of the CSP for agricultural producers and non-industrial, private forest landowners.
They will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The first session will be from 2pm to 4pm Eastern, the second session, which will be the same presentation as the first, will run from 6pm to 8pm Eastern.
The ZOOM link for both meetings is: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16059811148
The agenda for both virtual meetings include:
- CSP Versus EQIP
- How to find local NRCS office
- Where to find more information about CSP and EQIP
- CSP Application
- Producer Map – information NRCS needs
- CSP Payments – minimum and maximum
- CSP Eligibility requirements
- Questions from participants
“For the last two years, we have been able to provide funding for every eligible applicant under CSP,” said Walter Albarran, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations.
“The CSP is a unique program that offers additional conservation and financial opportunities, while financially enabling producers to sustain their current level of stewardship. We encourage producers, ranchers, and non-industrial forest landowners to attend our workshop and learn more about CSP.”
The new cut off/batching date to submit CSP Classic Applications in FY 2023 is March 24, 2023.
For more information, contact Walter Albarran, Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations at 352-262-5417 or e-mail: Walter.Albarran@usda.gov.