NRCS Conservation Practices, Organic Management, and Soil Health Webinar

Organic Agriculture October 26, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


About the Webinar

Dr. Susan Andrews will provide an overview of NRCS' Soil Health Initiative and then present the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis to explain why organic practices can be part of this effort. Drs. Michelle Wander and Carmen Ugarte will review the NRCS enrollment tool for the Conservation Stewardship Program and discuss how well organic practices perform when evaluated by this tool. The intended audience includes NRCS staff, conservationists, organic certifiers, educators, and farmers who are interested in strengthening their understanding of the theory behind stewardship practices.

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative

Information for each state on EQIP.

eOrganic Webinar on the EQIP Organic Initiative

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.