PARM

The Partnership for Ag Resource Management still looking for Project Manager to lead ag retailer stewardship initiative!

With a new grant, the Great Lakes Protection Fund is supporting the IPM Institute of North America to expand its pioneering collaboration with ag retailers throughout the Great Lakes Basin. This expansion of the Partnership for Ag Resource Management (PARM) project is based on a successful pilot implemented in the Sandusky River Watershed in Ohio. We are still looking for someone with the right combination of agriculture experience, managerial skills, and ag retail industry knowledge for this position.  See attached position…

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Partnership for Ag Resource Management Announces Updated Agronomist Handbook

The Partnership for Ag Resource Management has an updated Agronomist Handbook available. The information in the handbook is built on the existing handbook for the Sandusky watershed, but has expanded to include the entire Great Lakes Basin. The handbook features fillable “sell sheets” to improve marketing and selling key products and services. The handbook provides quick access to up-to-date information on important products and services and helps to have more informed conversations with customers about products and services that can…

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NRCS Reminds Wisconsin Farmers They Can Now Request Conservation Assistance Easily Online

Madison, Wis. September 9, 2015 – Farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. Conservation Client Gateway gives producers the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities. Twenty producers have already taken advantage of the new portal. Read more

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Reducing nutrient loss

Water quality has always been a priority for agriculture but in recent years those concerns have escalated because of problems in the Western Lake Erie Basin and the Saginaw Bay. Many have pointed at farming as the primary cause. We in agriculture need to be aware that farming practices do have an impact on water quality, both positive and negative. Nutrient movement off fields is an area where farmers need to take the initiative. There are three key areas where…

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NRCS Announces Early EQIP Signup for 2016 Funding, Apply by Oct 2, 2015

Providing Conservation Practices to Improve Soil Health and Protect Natural Resources Madison, Wis. – Sept. 2, 2015 − Farmers will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA conservation funding. Jimmy Bramblett, USDA−Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Wisconsin, announced that farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by October 2, 2015, for funding in 2016. Applications are being taken at all USDA Service Centers in Wisconsin. Read more

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Partnership for Ag Resource Management Announces Updated 4R Wallet Card

The Partnership for Ag Resource Management has a new, updated wallet card available. The wallet card is a small card that is easily distributable to grower clients and other stakeholders. It conveniently summarizes the importance of using products and services for fields with high risk of phosphorus loss. Watershed organizations, SWCDs, and ag retailers can order wallet cards and distribute at meetings and conferences! The best part is that it can be ordered and shipped for free here.

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