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Conference Name Conservation Planning, Risk Management, and SARE-Farm Beginnings

Cheryl Simmons


This breakout will combine discussion on conservation planning and risk management, North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (NCR-SARE), and Farm Beginnings.

Conservation planning combines the best elements of cooperative conservation to provide new opportunities to improve environmental performance and maintain productivity. Conservation planning is a natural resource problem solving and management process. Special risk management options include drought management plans. The Web Soil Survey provides access to on-line foundation material. Good conservation planning integrates economic, social (cultural resources are included with social), and ecological considerations to meet private and public needs. Conservation planning can help to manage risk by improving natural resource management, minimizing conflict, and addressing problems and opportunities.