​​​Making Conservation Pay​

March 2022 | 13 min., 35 sec.
by Ryan Mann
Mississippi State University

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Summary

​​New targeted conservation technology from MSU is now available to producers across the state. The computer technology allows landowners to envision strategic Farm Bill conservation enrollment across their row crop acreage and to evaluate the economic costs and benefits of program enrollment. Various working lands programs allow growers to enroll particular environmentally sensitive areas while continuing production where conducive. MSU’s new targeted conservation tool allows producers to remove many of the traditional unknowns of conservation planning and enrollment.

About the Presenter

Ryan Mann ​​​Ryan Mann is a research associate at Mississippi State University (MSU), and in that role, he assists producers across the state with Farm Bill program enrollment through precision ag technology. Utilizing advancements in precision ag technology, producers learn how conservation program enrollment can provide economic benefits in addition to the known conservation benefits. In his position at MSU, Mann can impact two things he always has been passionate about: agriculture and the outdoors. Mann completed his undergraduate degree in wildlife and agriculture conservation at MSU in 2017 and later received a master’s degree in row crop entomology, focusing on cotton production in the Mississippi Delta.

Contact Information:
Email: rtm143@msstate.edu

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