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Partners & Assistance Programs

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Programs: EQIP, RCPP, CSP, etc.

About: NRCS offers financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help agricultural producers make and maintain improvements on their land. 

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About: A NOLO is someone who owns land but doesn't farm it themselves. This website was created to provide sound information and advice on soil health and conservation programs and practices for NOLOs.

About: The South Dakota State University Extension (SDSU) provides farmers, ranchers, agri-business people, communities, families, and youth with the research-based information they need to succeed. They prioritize these efforts in the following program areas: competitive crop systems, competitive livestock systems, 4-H youth development, food and families, and community vitality. 


Programs: Conservation Commission Grant, Coordinated Natural Resources Conservation Program

About: The Conservation Commission Grant offers program provided cost-share assistance to private landowners (through the local conservation districts) to improve the natural resources within the state of South Dakota. The Coordinated Natural Resources Conservation Program provides assistance to the conservation districts to help producers implement practices to address local resource concerns.


Programs: Habitat Pays

About: Habitat Pays is designed to provide more information and education to assist landowners in designing, developing and funding habitat on their land. Working directly with habitat advisors who possess the knowledge of federal, state and local programs, landowners can find the right programs to meet their personal habitat and land use goals.


About: The South Dakota Grassland Coalition is a non-profit organization that seeks the voluntary improvement and protection of privately owned grasslands for the long-term needs of the resource and its various species.


About: The South Dakota Soil Health Coalition is a producer led, non-profit, membership organization created to promote soil health through education and research. 

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Program: USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife

About: Technical and financial assistance with certain grazing management, grassland restoration and wetland restoration projects with wildlife conservation benefits. 

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