Walpole, NH (March 8, 2023) – The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) is proud to continue to offer its fleet of farm rental equipment to the agricultural community for another growing season. This is a valuable cost-saving service to local growers that supports the CCCD's mission of improving soil quality and management through the conservation and responsible use of natural and agricultural resources.
CCCD is now accepting reservations for rentals of their: 7’ No-Till Drill, 12' Esch No-Till Drill, Aerway Aerator, Roller Crimper, Woodash/Lime Spreader, Subsoiler, Onion Topper, Soil Steamer, No-Till Vegetable Transplanter, 4-Row ZRX Roller Crimper No-Till Corn Planter, BCS Walk-Behind Tractor, and Penetrometer.
Join Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD), Monadnock Grows Together, UNH Extension staff, NRCS staff and farmers to see equipment in action and learn about CCCD's equipment rental program on Monday, April 17th from 11:00AM-1:00PM at the Cheshire County Farm on River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467. Learn how other farmers have utilized equipment on their land and ask questions! Light refreshments will be provided, bring a brown bag lunch.
All pieces of equipment, except for the BCS Tractor, can be reserved at any time. The BCS Tractor is only available to those who have attended a BCS Tractor Training. The Cheshire County Conservation District (CCCD) in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Northeast, and Monadnock Grows Together will host a BCS Tractor Training on from 9:00AM-12:00PM on Tuesday, April 18th at the Cheshire County Farm, located on River Road in Westmoreland, NH.
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Monadnock Grows Together is a free local resource for gardeners and small-scale urban farmers looking for advice, information, and support. Workshops and events provide a place to connect with other growers.
Monadnock Grows Together is funded by the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) established the Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant Initiative in 2016 to help conservation districts and their partners provide much-needed technical assistance for agricultural conservation in developed or predominantly developing areas. Since July of 2016, NACD and NRCS have awarded six rounds of grants, totaling over $4 million to 81 conservation district projects across 34 states.
The Cheshire County Conservation District promotes the conservation and responsible use of our natural and agricultural resources for the people of Cheshire County by providing technical, financial, and educational assistance. Our goal is to encourage the stewardship of healthy soils, productive ecologically sound farms, diverse wildlife, productive sustainable forests, healthy watersheds, and clean water to ensure those resources are available for future generations. Established in 1945, the Conservation District operates out of Walpole, NH where we work alongside the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners. For more information, contact Amanda Littleton at 603-756-2988 ext.4 or email at email@example.com