Whole Farm/Ranch Planning Trainer
Greater New York City and Long Island, NY US
Liz Camps has worked for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for the past 15 years, first as a soil conservationist and later as District Conservationist, proudly serving the Long Island and the New York City Metropolitan area. She helps farmers and small ranchers to develop whole farm plans featuring best management practices that include erosion and sediment control, conservation buffers, conservation tillage, nutrient and pest management, grazing management, forage and biomass, irrigation water management amongst others. In her free time, she volunteers as a Master Gardener for the Cornell Cooperative Extension by providing advice to the public, helping in the maintenance of community gardens, and giving presentations at the Spring Gardening School as well as maintaining her own permaculture homestead. Liz was introduced to the holistic world very early in life by her grandmother a practicing herbalist who taught both her and her mother how to develop tinctures, salves, and ointments to treat a vast array of physical conditions. She now follows in her mother’s footsteps, carrying on the family tradition with passion and love by creating natural remedies for her own family. Most recently she has taken up beekeeping in hopes of one day producing enough surplus honey to cover her household’s tea-drinking habit but for now, the bees come first.