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Arkansas Conservation Partnerships Series

A free virtual educational series funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Arkansas Conservation Partnerships branding image: Three oak trees on a hill, below that the UADA and USDA NRCS logos

Do you work in the agriculture industry with an interest in conservation? The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offers programs and partnerships that can be used to implement conservation practices in Arkansas.

What is the Arkansas Conservation Partnership (ACP) Series?

ACP Series goal is to integrate the efforts of the Arkansas Discovery Farm, Arkansas NRCS personnel, Conservation Districts and the Arkansas Soil Health Alliance with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture virtual delivery to develop and deliver virtual and educational experiences to a statewide network of participants. 


Next Webinars:

Have questions about the EQIP and CSP programs offered by NRCS?

Then register with the links below to join us on Friday, July 7, 2023, for two webinars. Register for both webinars to learn more about both programs. The EQIP and CSP webinars are 45 minutes each.

There will be a live Q&A session during both webinars.

9:00 a.m. CST - EQIP Webinar Registration Link

9:00 a.m. CST - EQIP, Environmental Quality Incentive Program - provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers and forest landowners to address natural resource concerns.

10:00 a.m. CST - CSP Webinar Registration Link

10:00 a.m. CST - CSP, Conservation Stewardship Program - helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation.

Meet Our EQIP and CSP Speaker:  Clyde Williams

Clyde Williams ASTC for Arkansas Programs with NRCS


Assistant State Conservationist (ASTC) for Programs in Arkansas
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services 

As the ASTC for Programs, Clyde is responsible for improved delivery of financial assistance programs, improved contract management, and acceleration of conservation implementation. He works closely with leadership to ensure that national, state, and local priorities are addressed through the agency’s financial assistance programs.

Lee Riley Environmetal Science/Crop Management Program Associate withUADA

Host - Lee Riley

Environmental Science/Crop Management Program Associate
Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Department
UADA Cooperative Extension Center
Little Rock State Office

Introduction: Roles and Responsibilities

Arkansas Conservation Partnerships: Roles and Responsibilities

Arkansas State Conservationist Mike Sullivan with the USDA-NRCS briefly talked about the agency’s history, and some of its programs and partners.

Getting Started With NRCS

Arkansas Conservation Partnerships: Getting Started with NRCS

Adam Eades a NRCS District Conservationist in the Paragould Field Service Center and Jamison Murry a NRCS Resource Conservationist in the Lonoke County Field Service Center will share how to get started with NRCS.



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