The 2014 Conservation Stewardship Program Deadline is January 17, 2014
See Below for how ATTRA Can Help You Meet the DeadlineExcerpt: Farmers who want to sign up for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program in fiscal year 2014 have only a short time to get their applications in. And ATTRA specialists can help them. ... Applications for CSP are taken throughout the year, but applications from famers who don’t meet the January 17 deadline won’t be considered until early 2015. The Conservation Stewardship Program is a working lands conservation program administered by NRCS and available on a nationwide basis. CSP offers technical and financial assistance to farmers for adopting and maintaining high standards of resource conservation and environmental stewardship on eligible lands. Assistance is geared toward both the active management of existing conservation systems and the implementation of new conservation activities on land in agricultural production. The ATTRA website now has links both to a guide to applying for CSP generated by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and helpful details from the NRCS. To find those links, go on line at https://attra.ncat.org/csp/. Also, farmers who need assistance with their applications can call the ATTRA sustainable agriculture helpline at 800-346-9140 or go to the Ask an Ag Expert feature on the ATTRA website to email questions. The ATTRA website is www.attra.ncat.org.