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Contact: Heather Roszczyk, Countryside Conservancy, 330-657-2542
Countryside Conservancy, Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ohio State University Extension
Small farms and specialty crop farms face a number of conservation related issues on a daily basis. This workshop will familiarize participants with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and how it can help their small farm business address these issues. We’ll cover some of the more common problems and possible solutions on livestock farms and produce/specialty crop farms as well as some of the incentive payments available to help install your practices.
January 30, 2014, 9 a.m. ‐ 12 p.m.
Happy Days Lodge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
500 W. Streetsboro St (Rt 303), Peninsula, Ohio 44264
Registration fee $10 (includes refreshments)
Scott Kenreich works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is the District Conservationist covering Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. He was raised on a potato and vegetable farm in Mahoning County. He graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in Natural Resources in 1995 and was an officer in the Ohio and Michigan Army National Guards. He has worked for NRCS for 16 years in Ohio and Michigan. He has extensive experience working with the conservation issues of specialty crop farms as well as row crops and dairies.
Dee Waters is a Resource Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and provides service to producers in Summit, Portage, and Cuyahoga counties. She has worked for NRCS for 16 years as a Soil Conservationist, a District Conservationist, and a Resource Conservationist in many Ohio counties. She also has had extended emergency watershed program positions in Durango, Colorado and Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation of Natural Resources and a minor in Geography in 1996. While at KSU, she conducted many hours of research on animal behavior and plant identification. She targets her knowledge in conservation issues on poultry and small scale specialty crops.