High Tunnel Systems: Conservation Practice, Successes, and Bumps in the Road

Participants will learn about the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service High Tunnel System conservation practice standard (CPS 325), Programs implementation of the practice, and implementation successes and “bumps in the road” from several States.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Ecological Sciences and Programs specialists will begin the webinar with a discussion of the High Tunnel System conservation practice standard (CPS 325) to assist producers with extending the growing season for high-value crops in an environmentally safe manner. Included will be discussion of the results of a survey of States that was commissioned by the Associate Chief (Conservation) spring 2016.

Presenter(s):

  • Glenn Carpenter, National Leader Animal Husbandry, Ecological Sciences Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC
  • Dave Mason, Program Manager, Financial Assistance Programs Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC
  • Thomas Akin, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Amherst, MA
  • Helen Denniston, State Resource Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Palmer, AK
  • Darryl Williams, District Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Crestview, FL


Presenters

Glenn Carpenter

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