Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

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Conservation Districts Educate Landowners through CREP Mini-grant Program

Mike Kerr from the USDA Farm Service Agency explains the CREP program during a CREP workshop in Jefferson County. Photo provided by the Jefferson County Conservation District.

The 2016-17 round of Pennsylvania Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) mini-grants for conservation districts concluded in June.

Some of the outcomes include:

  • 8 projects were conducted
  • 2,000 farmers and landowners were reached
  • 3 field days/walkabouts were held
  • 6 workshops were held
  • 31 one-on-one visits were held
  • 29 participants indicated they plan to enroll in CREP In the future
  • 31 participants indicated they plan to re-enroll in CREP when their contract expires

PACD has applied for grant funding to continue this program. If funding is granted, a new grant round will be opened. Questions about the mini-grant program should be directed to