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RRCA Offering Grants to Farmers Looking for Expert Advice on Agricultural Stewardship 

Farmers looking for advice on establishing agricultural stewardship best management practices on their land can now apply to the Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) for funding under its Agri-Action Advisory Service.

“The RRCA’s Agri-Action Advisory Service, now in its second year, was initiated to connect industry experts with farmers who are interested in establishing select agricultural stewardship projects on their farm but are not sure where to start,” says Jessica Herrington, RRCA Stewardship Coordinator. “The program advisors will meet with the farmers, discuss options specific to their farm, and identify potential funding opportunities to implement their projects.”

Project types eligible for the advisory service include in-field or bank erosion control, drainage and wetland integration, planting of hedgerows, windbreaks and buffers, grassed waterways, nutrient management planning, soil sampling, cover crops, soil health improvement, and the use of various agronomic tools.

“Best management practices can improve farmland sustainability by improving soil health, reducing erosion, and retaining valuable nutrients. This not only provides on-farm benefits such as increased average yields, but also improves the health of the local watershed,” adds Herrington.

Source : Ontario Soil Crop

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