Phase 3 is the development and implementation of a farm-specific conservation plan called a Resource Management System (RMS) plan. This comprehensive conservation plan is not a contract but does address and document resource concerns for soil, water, air, plants, and animals on land that the producer owns or has authority over. Farm conservation plans should be developed in cooperation with your NRCS area conservationist and/or the Soil and Water Conservation District office covering your region. You may select from this list of local USDA Service Centers to locate your district conservationist.
Upon completion of the implementation of the plan, a producer may apply for Master Farmer certification through the NRCS area office. More information on RMS plans and the conservation planning process can be found at LA NRCS Conservation Planning.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture