Planning season is about as welcome as frozen water lines on many farms, but the successful development and implementation of these plans will bring benefits that endure for the next production year. The results are usually less immediate than that thawed water line, but no less valuable. Program Assistant Dean Slates walks you through the process.
Did you forget your Valentine this year? Holmes Soil & Water Conservation District's Water Quality Program Assistant Karen Gotter has the answer for you...tell your sweetie you're gifting her with an entire field of romance...and we promise not to tell your sweetie all the benefits you're getting from these romantic cover crops as well.
Although we're seeing more rain than snow this winter, it's still important to evaluate your winter manure storage and application needs and make sure your practices are up to par. USDA/NRCS District Conservationist Chuck Reynolds shares show to manage your winter manure needs without giving yourself a headache.
As harvest has wound down here in Holmes County, now is the perfect time to perform a Farm Safety Audit for your operation. Holmes SWCD program assistant Dean Slates ventures forth into his first blogging adventure to walk you through the steps (and the importance!) of performing a farm safety audit.