Jefferson County Conservation District can offer you ideas and incentives for creating a barnyard, pasture and cropland that effectively manages mud, weeds and manure.
Whether you have livestock, crops, horses or something in between we can help with the following:
- mud and manure management
- pasture management
- stream and wetland management and protection
- nutrients, fertilizing, and soil testing
- and more!
The Farm Planning Process
- Make an appointment. A conservation district planner will come visit your farm/property.
- Define goals and objectives for your land. This is a collaborative process; together we build a plan that you can use.
- Inventory your farm. Your planner conducts an inventory of your land that can include:
- Soil tests and slope of the land
- Type and number of animals
- Pasture, hayland, and/or forestland
- Streams, ponds, ditches and/or other water bodies
- Weed and pasture grass identification
- Mud & Manure management
- Roof run-off diversion
4. Evaluation and Recommendations. Once the inventory is complete, your planner assists you in evaluating the condition and current practices of your farm in order create a specialized plan to best manage your land for economic and ecological sustainability.