WALPOLE, N.H. — Are you a producer considering implementing no-till practices on your farm? Is buying a whole new planter too expensive? The New Hampshire Conservation Districts are offering a cost share program to retrofit your existing planter to no-till! Contact your local conservation district by March 1, 2018 to take advantage of this opportunity!
Farmers will have the opportunity to turn their existing corn or large vegetable planter into a no-till planter and receive technical assistance on the retrofit installation and no-till planting process. Grant funding will pay 75% of the retrofit cost and the farmer will be responsible for 25%. Grant funded soil health assessments will be taken before and after the implementation of the retrofits. Funding is limited and a ranking process may be implemented.
This funding opportunity is provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant, The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee Conservation Grant Program through the purchase of Conservation License Plates, known as “Moose Plates”, and the “You Have Our Trust Fund” of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. These grants also include funding for a 16ft no-till seeder for rent in the Connecticut River Valley, and equipment trailers to make existing conservation district rental equipment easier to transport.
For more information or to learn how to apply, please contact your local conservation district. This opportunity is available statewide. For a full list of County Conservation District contact information, visit www.nhacd.net. For Rockingham County: Vicky@rockinghamccd.org. or 603-679-2790 x. 61. Strafford County: Alena@straffordccd.org 603-749-3037. Cheshire County: amanda@cheshireconservation.
–Cheshire County Conservation District
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