Tuesday, April 23, 2019
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

What is a soil and water conservation district? For the life of me, I can't come up with a simple answer.

When I was a kid, my father's crop rotation was corn, oats, wheat and hay. The wheat was planted in the fall after the...

You've heard the saying that the value of land is based mainly on location, location, location. But after working for many years in a...

I often get questions from hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts about improving whitetail deer habitat on their property. In many instances, these conversations are immediately directed toward the planting of food plots. Landowners want to know the best food source they can plant to attract deer and other wildlife.

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?

Have you ever heard the saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same?" From my research, Alphonse Karr is credited for this...
monarch butterflies feeding on milkweed

There are areas that we should just let nature be what it is, and allow the “weeds” to help our pollinators, birds and wildlife thrive.
compost

If you haven't considered composting manure in the past this process may be easier than you think and could benefit your farm in more ways than one.
Hellbender

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has been housing a baby hellbender since Aug. 24, 2017. Learn more about its progress over the last year.

Hooray for tile!Now that's something you don't hear too often from people these days. Seems over the last decade or so in certain quarters...
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