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Conservation Technical Assistance

Program Name: Conservation Technical Assistance
Program Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (DOA) National Resource Conservation Service
Program Type:          Rebate/Incentives
Technology:               Technology Neutral
Fuel:                        N/A (Land conservation)
Eligibility:  Farmers, Ranchers, and Forestland Owners
Cost: No Cost


The Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) program is a federal initiative in the United States that provides technical expertise and guidance to landowners, farmers, and ranchers to conserve, maintain, and restore the natural resources on their lands and improve the health of their future.


Agricultural producers are eligible at no cost.

How the Program Works

The program works to give agricultural producers personalized advice and information based on science and technology to help them make informed decisions. Producers may also take another step in improving their operations by working with the NRCS to develop a conservation plan. The conservation plan, along with suggested conservation practices, can help producers reach conservation and production goals. The CTA also offers producers the opportunity to apply for financial assistance in installing the conservation practices that were established in their conservation plan.

How to Apply

No application required.

Contact Information

Phone: 1-833-ONE-USDA
Or visit local USDA Service Center to be connected with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development.