NOP: Organic Grants, Conservation Training and Local Ag in NV
The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce USDA-funded online training on two topics: becoming a Technical Service Provider and the conservation benefits of organic practices. USDA also supported an effort to assess the demand for Nevada's locally grown and organic produce within the Hispanic community.
The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce USDA-funded online training on two topics: becoming a Technical Service Provider and the conservation benefits of organic practices.
USDA also supported an effort to assess the demand for Nevada's locally grown and organic produce within the Hispanic community.
|Become an NRCS Technical Service Provider
Are you a(n):
You are a good candidate to become a Technical Service Provider (TSP) on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). TSPs are individuals or businesses that have technical expertise in conservation planning and design for a variety of conservation activities.
TSPs are hired by farmers, ranchers, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, or public agencies to provide these services (including writing Conservation Activity Plans for farmers transitioning to organic production).
The TSP registration and approval process involves required training and verification of essential education, knowledge, skills and abilities.
As recipients of an NRCS-funded Conservation Innovation Grant, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and 10 partners present the first of four webinars on becoming a TSP:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Harriet Behar
|NCAT Webinars: Conservation Benefits
NCAT and their partner organizations are also offering webinar-based training on the conservation benefits of the following practices:
A fourth webinar explains the links between the USDA organic regulations' biodiversity requirements and the NRCS practice standards.
These efforts are designed to better integrate sustainable and organic agriculture production systems into NRCS planning and programs. The 10 organizations joining NRCS and NCAT is this effort include:
|NV Grant: Local Ag in Hispanic Community
USDA awarded the Nevada Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with Hungry Mother Organics, with $45,747 to assess demand for locally grown and organic fruits and vegetables in the Hispanic community of northern Nevada.
Nevada growers can then use these insights to improve their effectiveness in marketing to diverse consumers.
About the Grant