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About Rutland NRCD

A Conservation District is a political subdivision of the State of Vermont, as designated by legislation in 1939, to cooperate with farmers, other landowners, organizations and state and federal agencies to encourage and assist in the conservation of natural resources throughout the State.

The Rutland District was established in 1968. It includes the sixteen towns in the eastern part of Rutland County and Rutland City.

Rutland NRCD
Nanci McGuire, District Manager
170 S Main St, Ste 4
Rutland, VT 05701
(802)-775-8034 ext.117

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Winter HIgh Tunnel production Workshop

The Bennington County, Poultney Mettowee, and Rutland Natural Resources Conservation Districts in cooperation with University of VT Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a workshop “Winter High Tunnel Production” on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. at Evening Song Farm, 680 Shunpike Road in Shrewsbury, VT.

 Come join Ryan and Kara Fitzbeauchamp of Evening Song Farm, Rico Balzano from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Becky Madden from UVM Extension for a tour and discussion about maximizing the use of your high tunnels;

* Strategies for efficient transition from tomatoes to greens;

* Tips for winter-long greens production;

* Soil and nutrient management in high tunnels;

* High tunnel funding opportunities from NRCS

In addition, we will provide information about the new Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) as they relate to vegetable growers.

This workshop is FREE and open to the public.  Education credits will be available for those who need them.

Pre-registration is requested by October 15.  Please contact Nanci McGuire at the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District office at 802-775-8034 ext. 117 or by email

 UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.  University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.


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Mission Statement

The Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD) is committed to fostering an awareness of the link between stewardship of the natural environment and the agricultural community as well as other landowners, and encouraging and supporting efforts with partners, in meeting the need for natural resource conservation.

Upcoming Events

Winter High Tunnel Production Workshop – Thursday October 18, 3:30-5:30 at Evening Song Farm, 680 Shunpike Road, Shrewsbury

Rutland NRCD Board Meeting – Wednesday, November 7, 9:30am at the USDA Service Center at 170 South Main Street, Suite. 4, Rutland