Champions in Conservation
The purpose of the Champions in Conservation program is to train leaders in the conservation of natural resources to serve as multipliers/promoters of knowledge of the NRCS agency. It is a more direct method that aims to increase the agency's reputation, invest directly in the development of clients and agricultural leaders, generate a new emotion among young people and beginning farmers.
This plan focuses on developing and implementing a national bilingual agricultural conservation program based on the competencies required for success in conservation agriculture.
The main areas of training and skills training will include: a) technical knowledge of conservation agriculture, b) leadership development, and c) data planning.
The following objectives guide the project's efforts:
That the participants dominate the topic of agricultural conservation;
Moving from an "entrepreneurial" agricultural practice to a "purposeful" practice;
Implement a cycle of responsibility from start to finish, in which trainers or coaches are assigned to work with farmers individually.
Increase the number of expert NRCS advocates to raise awareness of conservation in both Puerto Rico and the southeastern US region.