Seneca Conservation District hosted its first official field day event showcasing the demonstration practices that will be installed at the farm!

 

On October 23rd, we welcomed technicians from fellow soil and water conservation districts to learn about the nutrient reduction practices that will be installed yet this year.The morning kicked off with coffee, doughnuts, and chatting with Tim Fulks, the engineer that created the design plans. Tim led us through the technical aspects of the design plans and gave the attendees valuable input on considerations to think through when planning any of these practices.

The demo farm will soon have excavation taking place to install side by side traditional and cascading waterways, a water and sediment control basin (WASCOB), a nutrient detention wetland, drainage water management structures, and phosphorus filters.

The 14 attendees were eager to ask questions and learn ways to help farmers choose the most effective best management practices for their operations. The group also had the opportunity to get out into the field and walk the landscape to look at the sites where each practice will be installed. Everyone enjoyed the chance to learn about new ways to help reduce nutrient runoff and a hayride on a sunny day.

 

 

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the practices being installed at the farm, please contact Mandy Brause at (419)447-7073 or mbrause@conservesenecacounty.com.

 

 

About Mandy Brause

Being part of something bigger has always been a driving force within what motivates me in life. Finding ways to inspire people to realize the reward and satisfaction that results from working cooperatively toward a common goal is exciting for me. I genuinely enjoy the way of life that family operated farming provides and look forward to working with Seneca County family farms!

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