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Natural Resources Conservation Services

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NRCS is a technical agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture which offers farmers, ranchers, and landowners aid with several financial and technical assistance programs.

For more information, call (989) 831-4212 x170 

A voluntary, conservation program where NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to plan and implement conservation practices on working land. These practices are designed to deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, increased soil health, reduced soil erosion/sedimentation, and improved wildlife habitat.

A voluntary, five-year program that provides agricultural and forest producers with financial and technical assistance to increase their baseline conservation level by maintaining current and adopting new conservation practices.

NRCS Vision

A world of clean and abundant water, healthy soils, resilient landscapes, and thriving agricultural communities through voluntary conservation.

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Tamara Buitenwerf is Montcalm County’s new District Conservationist. Tamara comes to us from the corresponding position in Ionia County. Tamara has 23 years experience working for NRCS and is passionate about helping landowners improve their land conservation. Tamara attended California University at Fresno and studied Agriculture Education and Plant Science. In her free time, Tamara enjoys hunting and spending time with her family. Tamara is looking forward to working with the landowners of Montcalm County.

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