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Conservation And Natural Resources
The following resources should help you be a better steward of your farm, your natural resources, and the surrounding environment.
For more information, click a title from the list below.
Agricultural Energy Grant (Ag Energy)
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) • Funding program with a goal to foster energy conservation and to fund agricultural energy projects.
Agricultural Environmental Enhancement Program (AEEP)
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) • Funds conservation practices relating to water quality, water conservation, and air quality.
Conservation Planning / Technical and Financial Assistance
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service • Helping people help the land.
Fact Sheet 11: Environmental Regulations
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project • Explore environmental regulations and best management practices for conservation in Fact Sheet 11.
Fact Sheet 32: Grant Opportunities
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project • Grant sources for business improvement, on-farm research, and environmental conservation.
Fact Sheet 34: Agriculture and Climate Change
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project • How is climate change affecting farms and what can we do to adapt?
Massachusetts Farm Energy Program
The Center for EcoTechnology • Individual assistance on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory
UMass Amherst, Center for Agriculture
Soil Health: Unlock the Secrets in the Soil
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service • Soil health information from NRCS
Technical and Financial Assistance for Environmentally Responsible Energy Projects
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
Web Soil Survey
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service • Interactive soil maps and data.