Farmstead and Resource Assessment

Agricultural professionals, particular those with an on-the-ground presence need to engage in assessing the resources and maintaining data management systems. Collecting, aggregating and managing farm data to determine resource conditions for an individual farm or across a county, watershed or region is increasing important. The USDA’s Conservation Security Program has made attempts at paying for resource management benefits and has used indices and ratings to determine eligibility and payment rates. These management indices are tools developed that address soil, water, and habitat concerns.