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South Dakota Corn, NRCS team up to promote conservation

South Dakota Corn, NRCS team up to promote conservation

SDCGA to hire "boots on the ground" conservationist who will work closely with NRCS on conservation trials, demos and research.

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association and South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service are teaming up to promote conservation.

SDCGA will be hiring an experienced conservationist to perform public outreach, field days, research trials and field demonstrations and to assist individual farmers. The person will be an SDCGA employee, but work closely with NRCS.

This “boots-on-the-ground” approach will leverage South Dakota Corn Utilization Council’s production and water management research with NRCS’s conservation programs, planning and technical expertise, representatives of the two groups say.

Corn stands in the snow in this file photo. Corn growers are teaming up with NRCS to promote conservation and best management practices..

“We are very excited about this partnership and how it can assist in the adoption of sound economic and conserving farming practices across South Dakota” says Jeff Zimprich, State Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“Clean water is a precious resource that our farmers take very seriously,” SDCGA Executive Director Lisa Richardson says. “This commitment is a proactive approach to sustain and protect our state’s natural resources and help ensure that our water and land are at the highest quality for future generations.”

Source: SD NRCS and SDCGA

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