Water Quality Commission Grants

Grant forms for the 2017 Water Quality Commission grant cycle

Project Application and instructions 2017

Request for Applications begins August 1, 2017

Grant writing Help Session will be haled August 24, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:30 at the Dickinson Soil and Water Conservation District Office — Call John H. Wills at 712-336-3782 ext. 3 to let him know you will be there.

Applications are due at the Dickinson SWCD office no later than 4:30 PM on October 2, 2017. 

Water Quality Commission Grants

Grant forms for the 2017 Water Quality Commission grant cycle

Project Application and instructions 2017

Request for Applications begins August 1, 2017

Grant writing Help Session will be haled August 24, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:30 at the Dickinson Soil and Water Conservation District Office — Call John H. Wills at 712-336-3782 ext. 3 to let him know you will be there.

Applications are due at the Dickinson SWCD office no later than 4:30 PM on October 2, 2017. 

Field Days are Important

What is the relationship between attending field days, adopting conservation practices, networking and influencing other farmers? If a farmer attended three or more field days, they were more likely to report influencing other farmers than if they only attended one field day. We also found that the more cover crop acres the farmer reported, the more successful they were at influencing others to try conservation.

Click here to see the entire article:

Field Days Really Do Matter!

Cookie Cutter Conservation

This article sums up why Cookie Cutter Conservation is an uphill battle.  Often times, regulation and rules become cookie cutter.

https://www.agrentools.com/cookie-cutter-conservation/?utm_source=Agren+PrecisionConservation+Blog&utm_campaign=dd096a5c4d-Cookie_Cutter_Conservation5_10_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6dd38c946b-dd096a5c4d-44834529

 

Water Quality Summit Presentations

Below you will find the presentations that were given at last week’s Clean Water Summit.  Because they have been reformatted they may not function the same as they did on Friday during the actual presentation.  I would encourage you to contact the presentor if you have questions or thoughts about each of the presentation.

Welcome

Shallow Lake Management

Water Quality Monitoring Results

Marble & Hottes Lake Project Update La Rue

The SWITCH Framework

Soil Health Videos

The following link will bring you to all these videos that will be posted.  It is important to understand that the health of our soil has been overlooked for years and that effect is just now being realized.  These videos will give you an understanding of why soil health is so important for your farm but also why it is important for clean water, crop production, and sustainable production.

http://vimeo.com/channels/raythesoilguy/52284015#/channels/raythesoilguy/60318874

 

Infiltration Test: 

Infiltration Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

 

Soil Smell:

Soil Smell from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Discover the Cover:

Discover the Cover from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Infiltration Test:

Infiltration Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Soil Engine:

Soil Engine from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.

Slake Test:

Slake Test – One Minute from SC-NRCS & ESRI-SC Partnership on Vimeo.