Sunday, August 20, 2017
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Baseball and conservation have more analogies than you probably think.

Have you ever wondered what the various short colored flags along a road right of way mean or across a yard or even a field?

The SWCD's mission statement is β€œto promote stewardship by providing education and technical assistance to cooperators for the conservation of our natural resources.”

Ag school days continues to teach local youth about agriculture.

There are generally two ways to seed covers β€” in the soil and on top of the soil.

Two good reasons to use no-till: because it works and helps to reduce overhead.

How we communicate, think and learn are all much different than how it used to be.

The monarch butterfly is now in great decline and its main . . . well, only sourcing of food; milkweed is just about as scarce as the butterfly itself.

Woodpeckers drill, peck, and drum to establish territory and attract mates, extract insects, and create nesting cavities.

It is not at all uncommon for folks to call the Soil and Water Conservation District office asking for help in addressing rapidly eroding streambanks.
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