This post was written by Anita Brown, public affairs director, USDA NRCS California. Many organic farmers have dreams of a conservation project they would love to tackle: a multipurpose hedgerow; an efficient, water-saving irrigation system and schedule; a comprehensive plan to build soil organic matter; a hoop house to extend the growing season for local customers. However, the day-to-day demands of farming can leave those dreams stuck on a back burner. For those who haven’t heard, there is a relatively new resource to help you get cooking on those projects, and over 200 California organic farmers have discovered it. You have until April 19 to apply this year to join their ranks.