Webinar Series Explains Access to Federal Assistance for Natural Resource Conservation on Working Lands

This is a webinar series supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and its ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Program.

Farmers and ranchers nationwide will have access to billions of dollars in federal assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to maintain and begin critical conservation efforts on their farms and ranches that benefit us all. How is access to these resources determined?

In 2020 a new tool called the Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART) was introduced by NRCS. It uses a conservation program neutral method to assess the existing condition and planned conservation activities on a client’s operation and provides an efficient ranking tool to rank single applications into multiple applicable ranking pools for funding consideration. A three-part webinar series on CART will take place during September and October to provide interested farmers and ranchers with an overview of the tool, as well as a deeper look into how it works.

  • Webinar 1: Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART): Overview
    Thursday, September 17, 1:30 p.m. EDT
  • Webinar 2: Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART): The Process
    Thursday, September 24, 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Webinar 3: Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART): Deep Dive
    Thursday, October 8, 2:00 p.m. EDT

Learn more about the National Center for Appropriate Technology NCAT at https://www.ncat.org/