Monday, October 15, 2012

Visitors to the farm

A few weeks ago, Cultivating Community hosted a group of staff members from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as several staff from Maine's Congressional Delegation.  They were there to learn how the NRCS, an agency of the USDA, has helped to provide infrastructure improvements at the farm we manage in Lisbon, Maine.  NRCS contracts have supported farmers in implementing on-farm conservation practices such as cover cropping, mulching, and crop rotations.  They also helped us install a new well in 2011, providing much needed irrigation to the farm.

Staff members from the NRCS and the offices of Senator Collins, Representatives Pingree and Michaud with farmers at the wash station on the farm.   
We're always happy to help share the story of these hard-working farmers and how far they've come to meet their farm business dreams!

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