Saving Money for Agricultural Businesses

Agricultural producers can save money while building healthy soils and improving water quality in our rivers and streams.
New funds are available to make voluntary improvements in the field that can save farmers time, effort, and money. Producers can reduce erosion and runoff, reduce pest and weed problems, reduce fertilizer use and fuel consumption with fewer tractor passes, and mitigate drought with soils that hold more moisture.
Technical assistance is available to help producers assess the quality of their soil, calculate the economic benefits of different options, complete the paperwork, and implement new practices in their fields.

The new funds and technical assistance are being provided by a regional conservation partnership of nonprofit organizations and government agencies working together throughout the Thames River watershed in eastern Connecticut.

Contact one of the project partners to learn more:
1) Amanda Fargo-Johnson
AGvocate Program
CT Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D)
860-345-3977 or email CTRCDAmanda@aol.com

2) Dan Mullins
Eastern CT Conservation District (ECCD)
860- 887-4163 X 402 or email dan.mullins@comcast.net

3) Lois Bruinooge
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV)
860-774-3300 or email lois@tlgv.org

This project is funded in part by a Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant #68-1106-15-04 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.