Through the Regenerative Farm Network (RFN-NJ), funded by NRCS Equity in Conservation Cooperative Agreements, North Jersey RC&D will be offering a limited number of one-to-one technical assistance and consultations to RFN-NJ members.
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Technical Assistance Consultations and Soil Testing Opportunities are limited and historically underserved farmer applications will receive priority.
Apply now to be considered for these four opportunities:
1. Annual Farm Budget Preparation (~5 participants)
The total value of the consultations is $2,000. North Jersey RC&D, through grant funding, will cover ~90% of the cost. The cost to the farmer is $190.
Two 1:1 consultations with Keith Dickinson, Farm Credit East, to assist in budget preparation. The first consultation will review goals and finances. The second consultation will review the prepared annual farm budget.
At least three years of previous financial records in electronic format is required (Quickbooks or Centerpoint preferred). Hand-written records or other electronic general ledger systems may be accepted at an additional expense.
Participants must sign an engagement agreement.
2. Technical Assistance to Implement Conservation Practices (~10 participants)
Up to $1,000 in value.
Examples of Technical Assistance:
Introducing single or multi-species cover cropping into your rotation.
Switching to no-till, roller-crimping, planting green, etc.
Implementing rotational grazing
North Jersey RC&D staff or independent consultant will provide the technical assistance via one site visit and two follow-up phone consultations.
3. Nutrient Management Planning (~10 participants)
Up to $1,500 in value for nutrient management consultation services. You may use a consultant of your choice with NJ RC&D approval.
Unsure of what nutrient management entails? Click here for more information.
4. Soil testing (25 participants)
Over $200 in value.
Cost of two soil samples to the Cornell Soil Health Lab for a Comprehensive Assessment of Soil Health (CASH) ($90/sample), plus $25 to cover shipping costs.
Participants must collect and ship their own samples.
Use this link to apply: https://forms.gle/K6oZz7ScKCWQz1Lu5