Farm and Ranch Services

John Knapp

ICS helps farmers, ranchers, and agricultural service organizations plan for resiliency. At the farm-gate level, resiliency equates to economic opportunity that meets the needs of today’s operators while enabling succession by the next generation. At the community level, resiliency equates to a protected land and water resource base that ensures future production potential and attracts new producers and industries. Specific ICS farm and ranch services include:

  • Financial and succession planning
  • Payments for ecosystem services (e.g., water quality improvements, instream flow payments, conservation easements)
  • Subsidiary enterprise development (e.g., hunting, fishing, tourism enterprises)
  • Local conservation planning.