Katlyn Dupris and her brother began ranching in 2014. They manage a 5,000-acre operation—Maynard Dupris Ranch—in Cherry Creek, South Dakota, and understand the importance of conservation. Now in their eighth year participating in CSP, conservation is a staple of their ranching practices.
"I'm thankful for every penny the program has provided," Kaitlyn said. "We’re on our second term now, and every bit has helped."
Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, CSP provides financial and technical assistance to producers seeking a holistic approach to conservation, while maintaining production on their farms or ranches.
In our CSP Producer Spotlight series, we highlight how Kaitlyn and others are expanding on their existing conservation efforts through practice enhancements that help them implement methods of farming and ranching that provide an even greater benefit to natural resources, including air, water, and soil.