The Mississippi River Region’s water quality challenges and habitat loss remain persistent issues. Underserved farmers, especially farmers of color, in this region have been systematically excluded from conservation programming and struggled access to federal resources, which contributes to ecological harm.
Wallace Center’s Farmer Conservation Leader Subaward Program is a competitive subaward program for the Mississippi River Region (HUCs 07 and 08), that aims to address the diverse needs of historically underserved farming communities, center networking and co-learning among subawardees, and resource underserved farmers as conservation leaders. This program will work with an advisory group to support eight to 20 organizations collaborating with underserved farmers on water quality, habitat, or forestry improvements, thus reducing phosphorus and nitrogen loss.
The goals of this subaward program are to:
Years Active: 2022- 2027