Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Manure Related Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

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Abstract

A number of the manure related Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) have been successful.  Several feed management related projects have been major successes under the CIG program.  Other successful projects have dealt with such technologies as anaerobic digesters; community digesters; environmental credit trading; lagoon management; manure to energy generation; alternative litter sources, storage, and handling; and pathogen, odor, and emissions mitigation, to name just a few. …

Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff Tool

The presentation provides an overview of the tool with a demo and discuss how it can be used by NRCS field staff and others in evaluating and tracking effectiveness of conservation practices in improving water quality over time and space. This presentation was originally broadcast on March 7, 2014.…