Published Mar 2, 2021

Working Lands Conservation Programs Tips & Tricks – 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Working lands conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) are powerful tools farmers and landowners can use to implement conservation on their farms. This audience-driven roundtable session discusses working lands conservation programs with other farmers and landowners, pick up some tips and tricks – and identify potential pitfalls you might encounter.

  • Bruce Carney is a lifetime PFI member who, with his wife Connie, owns and operates Carney Family Farms near Maxwell, Iowa. Located on 300 acres of pasture that once grew corn and soybeans, Bruce has made use of NRCS working lands programs to fund conservation activities and improve his operation.
  • Chad Hensley and his wife, Katie, own and operate Big Creek Farms near Lamoni, Iowa. With a diversified fruit, vegetable and livestock operation, Chad has experience using working lands programs including EQIP and CSP to implement conservation programs and improve his bottom line.