Conservation Training

Prairie Strips Part 1: A New Option for Water Quality, Pollinators, and Wildlife

September 26, 2022

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Online

Join Jim Fritz (SE ARC, MN NRCS), James Fett (Watershed Technician, Mower SWCD), and Andrea Eger (Regenerative Ag Project Manager, TNC) as they discuss the following topics on CP43 CCRP Prairie Strips:

FSA CRP eligibility, contract length, eligible for SIP and PIP payments, acreage limits

Program policy specific to CP43 such as field locations, size requirements, grass and forb requirements

NRCS CP43 suitability and feasibility worksheet, CP43 Implementation Requirement job sheet

Seed design calculator

Pollinator concerns with adjacent cropland, referencing Agronomy Tech Note 9 and 31 for guidance to planners and landowners

What makes CRP prairie strips the newest most exciting conservation practice?

Outreach and promotion in Mower County

Partnerships to leverage incentives for landowner adoption

Grant opportunities to promote STRIPS