The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. Interested applicants can apply at their local NRCS field office for 2020 funding. The deadline for applications is Friday March 13, 2020. The Stearns County NRCS field office is located at the Marketplace Mall in Waite Park. For more information about the EQIP Program click here more information.