New Hampshire Conservation Connection

Raindrop

NRCS New Hampshire
Conservation Connection

=============

The New Hampshire NRCS News Source

NH Program Sign-up Deadlines

Water Quality

National Water Quality Initiative

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funds are available to provide technical and financial assistance to producers to install conservation practices that enhance water quality in the Oyster River, Lamprey River and Squamscott River Watersheds.  While applications are accepted throughout the year, people are encouraged to submit their application by May 3rd to allow time to clear eligibility requirements by the May 17th ranking deadline.      More . . .

New England Cottontail Initiative

Financial Assistance applications are due April 1, 2013 for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program New England Cottontail practices.    More . . .

March is Women's History Month

Women's History 2

March is Women’s History Month, and the New Hampshire farming community has a lot to celebrate. New Hampshire has the second highest percentage of women farmers, after Arizona.

More . . .

March is also National Agriculture Month:
Message from Secretary Vilsack 

Secretary Vilsack

There’s no better time than today for all Americans to reflect on the contributions of American agriculture to the strength of our nation, and to say “Thank You” to farmers, ranchers and producers across the country. At USDA, we will keep doing our best to support their great work.

Secretary Vilsack's Full Comments

=============

Welcome Karen Winkle

Karen Winkle2

Karen Winkle joined us this month to fill in for Holly Boyson in our Human Resources Department while Holly is on maternity leave.  Karen was recently hired by the NRCS through the Business Management Leaders Program (BMLP).

More . . . 

New Look for NRCS New Hampshire Website

NH NRCS Website
=============

The USDA and NRCS have been changing over to a new website look and feel to make it easier to find information you need.  If you have trouble finding what you are looking for on our website:  www.nh.nrcs.usda.gov, please contact Betty Anderson.

Health and Wellness Program at the
New Hampshire NRCS

Health and Wellness

As part of the National USDA Health and Wellness Campaign, New Hampshire NRCS is in the early stages of launching its own local effort to serve employees in Field Offices and the State Office. 
Health and Wellness Update

Why do we need a Health and Wellness Program?  What’s changed?  Check out this link from the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health on how portion sizes have evolved in the past few decades:  http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/

Upcoming Events

Calendar