World Water Day / National Ag Day
Zoom Webinar & Roundtable
Tuesday March 22, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 PM
Join us for conversation about local water quality conditions, preventing runoff, managing manure and nutrients, building resiliency to flooding and drought, along with strategies to enhance your existing stewardship practices and funding opportunities for project implementation.
Carol Haskins, PRWC Executive Director
Sarah Ammirato, NRCS Soil Conservationist
PRWC is here for you as a resource and welcomes the opportunity to connect with you one-on-one about potential management strategies and partnerships for securing grant funds that support on-the-farm conservation projects.
You can also find PRWC at Connecticut Ag Day in Hartford on March 25. We’re happy to bring back information for you, just let us know what topics / programs interest you.
CLEAN WATER: AN AGRICULTURAL ESSENTIAL
To learn more about what you can do around your home and yard to help keep water clean, click on the links below.
Water Quality and Quantity Data Links
USGS DroughtWatch in Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Agriculture - CT DOA
Conservation Options for CT Farmlands
(Guide from American Farmland Trust / CT Farmland Trust)
National Resource Conservation Service - USDA NRCS
Discover Good Ideas that improve your soil, land, and bottom line.
One Good Idea is a multimedia clearinghouse where farmers can learn from other farmers about how to be successful and profitable with soil health and other stewardship practices. Because, sometimes, all you need to start or succeed is that one good idea. One Good Idea is a collaborative effort between farmers and University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension specialists from across the U.S. Midwest and Mid-South to help all farmers make a difference for their operations, their communities, and the world.
MORE RESOURCES COMING SOON!
Best Management Practices by Topic
Revised winter and wet weather manure spreading guidelines to reduce water contamination risk, Cornell University, Publication No. 245 (Dec 2015)
"Winter manure Bans Begin Going into Effect" Article highlights winter manure spreading bans and other guidelines in the Northeast, American Agriculturalist (Dec 2019).
Good Horse Keeping - Best Practices Manual for Protecting the Environment, CT Horse Environmental Awareness Program (2011)
Agricultural Management Practices for Commercial Equine Facilities, State University of NJ - Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Bulletin E296 (May 2004)
How to Properly Manage Manure by Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Equine Extension Specialist University of Connecticut
No-till Vegetable Production, U-Conn Cooperative Extension, May 2020
Soil Nutrient Analysis, UCONN College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources
Four Steps to Rotational Grazing, Penn State Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, 2000.
Integrated Pest Management Program, UConn Extension. Look for categorical fact sheets relevant to fruit, vegetable, nursery, and others.