Conservation Stewardship Program
Ron Perry -- CSP Contract Holder
by Tim Gibbons
Ron Perry, MRCC member and operator of a livestock and grain farming operation in Livingston County, Missouri, was interested in the Conservation Stewardship Program and stopped by a neighboring farm that was already enrolled in the program.
"After hearing about the program through MRCC, I went to NRCS and learned the specifics about CSP and figured it would work out pretty good for my farm. After visiting with my NRCS agent, including a trip to our farm, we figured out what would work. [NRCS] worked up the paperwork for me and all I had to do was sign. I also went to visit with a neighbor and told him about the program and he signed up too."
In order to comply with CSP, Ron introduced additional buffer strips around his fields, additional no-till on his crop land, employs a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer and uses “no-drift” sprayer tips for field application.
"CSP has been great so far, and I encourage other farmers to go to NRCS find out if CSP would work with their farms," says Perry.
Ron Perry-Contract Snapshot
Previous On-Farm Conservation Practices:
Conservation Enhancements through CSP:
Published in In Motion Magazine July 6, 2010.
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