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Conservation options for your farm.

CO M E IN Q U IRE ABO UT YO U R FA RM AT THE OF F ICE TO DA Y !

S et up an appointment to come in and speak with someone about what


practices you would like to start on your farm and well tell you how we
EQIP - Environmental Quality Incentives
can best help you make it happen.
Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program
(EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that
flexible solutions for helps agricultural producers in a manner that

your conservation needs promotes agricultural production and environmental


quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP,
CL A R K E CO U N T Y S W C D ST A F F agricultural producers receive financial and technical
assistance to implement structural and management
DISTRICT CONSERVATIONIST- DENNIS SCHRODT
C R P - Co n s e r v a t i o n R e s e r v e P r o g r a m conservation practices that optimize environmental
SOIL CONSERVATIONIST- DEXTER YADDOF benefits on working agricultural land.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
SOIL CONSERVATION TECHNICIAN- KAITLIN SCHOTT pays a yearly rental payment in exchange for I F I P - Io w a F i n a n c i a l I n c e n t i v e Pr o g r a m
farmers removing environmentally sensitive Fund allocations are made to soil and water
CONTRACT SPECIALIST - AMANDA KISSELL
land from agricultural production and planting conservation districts, commissioners set priorities
CONSERVATION ASSISTANT- CONNIE HARMSEN
species that will improve environmental for their use, and field office staff assure the
DISTRICT OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE- APRIL BUNDRIDGE quality. technical quality of practices built. These practices
are subject to maintenance agreements.

C S P - Co n s e r v a t i o n S t e w a r d s h i p P r o g r a m
The Conservation Stewardship Program helps
agricultural producers maintain and improve their
existing conservation systems and adopt additional
conservation activities to address priority resources
concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for
conservation performance - the higher the
performance, the higher the payment.

W E V E W O R K E D W I T H A D I V E R S E CU S T O M E R BA S E . HO W CA N W E H E L P Y O U ?
Leave your soil on your farm; we will help you keep it there.
CU S T O M SO L U T I O N S

We will work with you to develop a


customized farm plan to best suit your Clarke County
needs and that helps preserve our precious

SWCD
natural resources.

Osceola, IA
W E B SO L U T I O N S

Check out our website at


www.clarkecounty.wix.com/swcd to find out
Co m m i s s i o n e r s
more about our programs, upcoming events
Chairperson - Terry Boles
and other various bits of information that
Vice Chairperson - Norm Lust (Co. Treasurer)
you may find useful.
Treasurer - Chris George
Mary Klein A s s i s t a n t Co m m i s s i o n e r s
PU B L I C ME E T I N G S
Jeff Pollard John Webb
Kelly Curnes The public is always welcome to come to
Mike Shay our monthly Commissioners Meetings.
They are typically held the second
EQIP
Wednesday of the month at our Osceola
IF I P
office. CRP
CSP
OCTOBER 2016
National Resource Conservation Services
(NRCS) provide landowners with free
technical assistance, or advice, for their land.
Common technical assistance includes: The Clarke County Soil & Water
resource assessment, practice design and Conservation District promotes conservation
resource monitoring. Your conservation of natural resources through the sharing of
planner will help you determine if financial information, public education, on-the-ground
assistance is right for you. conservation, events and usage of outside
resources.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits


discrimination against its customers, employees and
Clark e SW C D
c on s e rv a tio n
applicants for employment on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion,
reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital
status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or
Clarke SWCD
part of an individuals income is derived from any public conservation
assistance program, or protected genetic information in 709 Furnas Drive, Ste 3
employment or in any program or activity conducted or Osceola, IA 50213
funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited basis apply to 641.342.2917 Ext. 3 ph
all programs and/or employment activities.) www.clarkecountyia.wix.com/swcd Equal opportunity employer, provider & lender.