FARM Program – Farmers Achieving Resource Management

What is the FARM program?

FARM (Farmers Achieving Resource Management) is a free program offered by the Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) designed to better serve and build relationships within our agricultural community.

Vision

The goal is to develop a long-term communication stream to inform all participants of the successes and failures of implemented conservation practices, new laws, and District events. This will help build relationships with new and old cooperators in the agricultural community.

Why Get Involved?

If you have received assistance from the Conservation District or any of our partners in the past, you probably remember the questions and uncertainties you might have had. Wouldn’t it have been nice to have seen your planned conservation practices already on the ground, and to have talked to someone with first-hand knowledge about their experiences?

What’s in it for you?

1. Get free technical assistance with:

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  • Conservation Plans
  • Nutrient Management Plans
  • Manure Management Plans
  • Erosion and Sediment Plans
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs)

2. Attend workshops & the banquet

3. Learn about:

  • New technology developments
  • Upcoming manure management workshops
  • New regulations and how to be in compliance with them

4. Receive free newsletters and literature on:crimson-clover

  • New programs
  • New laws and regulations
  • Financing options, etc.

5. Farmer Mentor Program

Take advantage of opportunities to learn from others and/or showcase your own farm.

6. Annual Conservation Tune-Up

Communication between Farm Cooperators and the BCCD staff to see how we can better assist the agricultural community.

How Do I Get Involved?

Contact the BCCD office to sign up. You are automatically signed up by receiving the following types of assistance from BCCD:

  • Conservation Plans
  • Nutrient Management PlansBCCD Pvest2
  • Agricultural Erosion and Sedimentation Requirements
  • Technical Assistance
  • Manure Management Manual

After signing up, you will receive:

  • Farm Cooperators direct mailings
  • Information about different financing options
  • Invitations to workshops
  • Invitations to Annual trainings
  • Annual conservation tune-up guidance
  • Farmer to Farmer mentor opportunities
  • Open communication with the agricultural community

For more information see our newsletters and brochure:

FARMANAC – Spring 2014
FARMANAC – Fall 2014DSC_0098
FARMANAC – Spring 2015
FARMANAC – Fall 2015
FARMANAC – Spring 2016
FARM brochure (pdf version)
FARM PowerPoint presentation
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