Soil Health

Sussex Conservation District Demonstrates Planting Green

By Katrina Vaitkus [caption id="attachment_32276" align="alignleft" width="317"] Blaine Hitchens shows photos of his fields and techniques to interested onlookers.[/caption] On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Delaware’s Sussex Conservation District held its annual Soil Health Field Day. This year, the theme was ‘Planting Green’. Hosted at NACD Soil Health Champion Chip Baker’s farm, approximately 100 people gathered to…… Continue reading →

USDA Releases 2017 Ag Census Data

By NACD Government Affairs Manager Eric Hansen The USDA Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years. As a complete count of every farm in America, it is unique from other USDA data sets, which are based on sampling and statistical modeling. The Ag Census started in 1840 and has been conducted by USDA’s National…… Continue reading →

Cover Crop Champions Seek Innovative Outreach Methods

By Jessica Espenshade, agricultural program coordinator, National Wildlife Federation District program coordinators across the country have noticed a trend - agricultural outreach is relying on traditional field days to bridge the knowledge and action gap in the farming community, and attendance is increasingly a challenge. Outreach specialists need to think outside of the box to…… Continue reading →

Oklahoma RCPP Project Promotes Healthy Soils

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] By NACD Intern Katrina Vaitkus In Oklahoma, a state deeply affected during the Dust Bowl, erosion is a major concern. Since the region's soil is highly erodible, farmers must consider soil health practices that will reduce erosion and preserve water quality. Sarah Blaney, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), has…… Continue reading →

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