Webinar: How NRCS TSPs Support Biodiversity in Organic Systems

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Technical Service Providers can assist operators in meeting these NOP requirements. Specifically, NRCS' Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) 138 helps operators who are transitioning to organic production.

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This webinar covers how TSPs, NRCS personnel, and Conservation Planners of all types can promote sound environmental practices that enhance biodiversity conservation and improve the production capabilities of organic farm, ranch, wild crop harvest, and handling operations. National Organic Program (NOP) regulations require the conservation of soil, water, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife resources.

Recently, the NOP modified its auditing of organic certification agencies, which is resulting in more scrutiny being paid to conservation by organic operations. This webinar discusses how conservation professionals can instruct existing and transitioning organic operators to maintain and improve the natural resources on their working lands through the use of NRCS practices.

The webinar presenters are Jo Ann Baumgartner of Wild Farm Alliance (WFA); Harriet Behar of Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES); and Sam Earnshaw of Hedgerows Unlimited.

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