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Certification team reviewing farm plan

Representatives of the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the County Agricultural Commissioner certify the Farm Conservation Plan.

The landowner or manager, with the support of the FFF program staff, presents the Farm Conservation Plan to the agency certification team. The certification team reviews the Farm Conservation Plan and its implementation timeline with the grower. The team then visits the farm to confirm the accuracy of the Plan and identified BMPs and projects.

Once certified, the landowner or manager receives a letter from each agency recognizing their achievement in environmental land management, water quality improvement and habitat protection.   Each site is re-certified every 5-7 years. Recertification reviews the farmer’s progress in implementing the actions designated in the Farm Plan and the overall conditions of the site.


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Congressman Mike Thompson at 2007 awards ceremony

Congressman Mike Thompson:
"The program is really a win-win for everyone concerned about our future. These are visionary farmers who recognize that bringing back the once-abundant species is not only good for our environment, but also good for our economy." 








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