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What You Need to Know to Help Farmers Do Conservation Profitably

A two-part training for conservation professionals and educators

You know farmers want to learn how conservation pencils out, but do you find yourself unsure how to answer a farmer’s questions related to the costs, benefits, and return on investment (ROI)? This training will help you talk with farmers about what is known about the ways cover crops, conservation tillage, and managed grazing impact farm profitability. You will leave feeling more knowledgeable and confident to collaborate with farmers on improving soil and water resources profitably.

Who this training is for: Conservation professionals/educators who help farmers implement conservation practices, including from Extension, county or state government, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, NRCS, and nonprofit organizations

Here’s what the training will cover in two 90-minute webinars:

  • Farm Finance 101: Basic farm finance topics and principles to help you feel confident talking with farmers about them
  • Economics of conservation practices: The latest data and tools for how cover crops, conservation tillage, and managed grazing impact farm budgets, including costs, benefits, risks, and ROI
  • Communicating about conservation finances: How to talk with farmers about finances in a way that builds trust and credibility
  • Working with landowners and lenders: How to help farmers work in partnership with their landowners and lenders to make conservation profitable

When: Tuesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 13th | 10:00am-11:30am CT. You will need to participate in both days to complete this two-part training.
Cost: Free
Register by: Friday, July 7th

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    July 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

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