Societies join NRCS in agreement to promote ag technology & natural resource stewardship

Last week, nine private sector agricultural organizations, including ASA, CSSA and SSSSA, gathered to sign a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The agreement will “establish a collaborative framework for cooperative activities intended to enhance and accelerate the transfer and adoption of technologies and approaches for improved agricultural production and natural resource stewardship” through activities such as “employee training, producer outreach, joint projects, and communications efforts.” Goals within the agreement include: 1) Developing case studies with a focus on soil health and the 4Rs (Right source, Right rate, Right time, Right place) of nutrient management, 2) Hosting a national orientation and training event and 3) Creating a joint recognition program for highlighting successful, local partnerships. View the MOU here.