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A GUIDE TO FARMING
IN RHODE ISLAND

 

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A wealth of information on finding land, zoning, insurance, taxes, business plans, soil testing, water conservation, and much more!
CLICK HERE

 

RESOURCES FROM
SCC COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

 

The Northern RI Conservation District led a composting workshop at the Scituate Conservation Commission Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 11th.  Below are links to the resources provided at the workshop. For any questions, please contact Kate Sayles at ksayles.nricd@gmail.com.

 


 

In Providence County, farmers and forest land owners care about the quality of our water and soil resources. The Northern  Conservation District (NRICD) provides assistance to them through the Farm, Forest and Open Space Program, and financial and technical assistance through our partners at the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Many farmers and forest land owners are eligible for USDA-NRCS programs that provide free technical assistance and funding for  implementing conservation practices on their land. If you are interested in more information, please contact Kate Sayles or Justin Tuthill.

Contact Information

Kate Sayles, Agriculture and Forestry Technician, NRICD
KSayles.nricd@gmail.com
(401) 934-0840

Leo Smock-Randall, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS
leo.smock.randall@ri.usda.gov
(401) 822-8878


Resources

Below you will find the links to several resources that will help you with your Agriculture or Forestry needs. Please email Kate Sayles at NRICD if you would like more information on any of your resource needs. If you are a farmer, please take our survey so that we can better serve you!

Farm Equipment Needs & Solutions for Southern New England

Extending The Growing Season Workshop

Conservation Farming in the Scituate Reservoir Watershed Bulletins
The 2012 theme for the Scituate Reservoir Watershed Education Program is, "Conservation Farmers are Good Neighbors." We are  providing farmers with some new information on farming resources, the Scituate Reservoir Watershed, and the benefits of conservation  farming. We are bringing our message to farmers, students, new residents to the Scituate Reservoir Watershed community,  homeowners, businesses, legislators, community leaders and churches within the watershed. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact Gina Demarco at (401)934-0840, or
gdemarco.nricd@gmail.com.

If you are interested in checking out our "Conservation Farming in the Scituate Watershed" newsletters, please see the links below:

Keeping Livestock: Protecting Water Resources and Health
Video by URI Cooperative Extension

USDA-NRCS Programs
http://www.ri.nrcs.usda.gov/

Farms, Forest and Open Space Program (A Citizen's Guide)

RI Department of Environmental Management's Division of Agriculture

RI Department of Environmental Management's Division of Forest Environment

Rhode Island Forest Conservators Organization (RIFCO)

Agriculture and Forestry Programs for Kids

 

 

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