Indiana NRCS Accepting Second Round Applications for Two Watersheds in Indiana
Indianapolis, IN, May 12, 2016 – Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist for Indiana’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is accepting applications until June 13 to be considered for second round funding to improve water quality in targeted watersheds throughout Indiana. Additional dollars are available for the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds […]
USDA NRCS funds for Western Lake Erie Basin-April 29th deadline
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that NRCS is accepting applications until April 29 for funding to improve water quality in watersheds affecting the Western Lake Erie Basin. This is part of a $41 million investment in a three-year initiative to support the work of farmers in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio to improve water quality in the Western Lake […]
Supporter Betty Phelps Refior donates farm to Michael Fields
In 2013 the Institute received a gift of prime conventional farmland in Indiana from Betty Phelps Refior, a resident of Whitewater, Wisconsin. A passionate environmentalist and supporter of organic agriculture, Betty has attended the MFAI’s Whole Farm Workshops for many years. Her recent interests and projects include habitat security for bees and birds.