Webinar #8

Agroforestry and NRCS Programs in the Northeast

Friday, May 5 th 1:30-2:30pm E.S.T

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~with Michael Fournier, New York State Forester, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Initially conservation practices can often be costly, with the promise of long-term financial benefits.  Through USDA Farm Bill cost share programs, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can help private landowners invest in their land’s future.  Our speaker will cover NRCS’s current planning policy and procedures, agroforestry systems and conservation practice standards, and an explanation of how the program enrollment process works in NY.

Mike Fournier has provided technical assistance to private forestland owners for the past 32 years in NJ, NY, PA, and VT while working for NRCS and other associated conservation organizations.  He currently serves as NY NRCS’s State Staff Forester.

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Continuing Education Credits will be available!!

Webinar Log In Information:

1. To Access the site, go to  https://meeting.psu.edu/agroforestry and LOG IN AS A GUEST (which does not require a userID or password) – the easiest option.

2. When you arrive at the site via the above URL, you can test your sound capacity via the “meeting” pull-down menu and then the audio wizard. During the conference, participants will be able to hear but not speak to the presenters
3. You can practice typing a note on the “Questions and Comments” chat box. We will clear all existing notes before the presentation begins.

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