It’s likely someone has directed you to this website, to our council members or to our staff to explore ways to kickstart your idea or vision to improve your community, to learn about job skills for conservation and agriculture, make your farm more profitable, build a conservation project, or create a new rural business. Connecticut RC&D wants to partner with you and help implement your ideas for rural community growth, conservation, agriculture, or sustainable management of natural resources. Call us! Click the button below to check out our programs!
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VISIT SOME RC&D COUNCILS
ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Now, more than ever, rural America needs a strong federal/state/local partnership to expand opportunities for rural communities and their residents throughout every rural Congressional district and state to succeed. The Resource Conservation and Development for Healthy Communities, Ecosystems and Enterprises is at the heart of this rural renaissance working to ensure American communities and citizens can integrate natural resource sustainability, strong local economies, and healthy living conditions into their everyday lives. The NARC&DC provides the linkages that enable the power of more than one million volunteer citizens in service to their communities.
A Look at the National RC&D
The RC&D Program was established in the Agriculture Act of 1962, with responsibility for the administration of the program placed within the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Successive Farm Bills have provided for the further development of the program, including deepening the partnership between RC&D Councils and the NRCS. Natural resource projects, soil conservation, land management, and water quality have historically been a major focus of RC&D Councils.