The Agricultural Outreach Program delivers farmer to farmer workshops talking about and sharing experiences about cover crop demonstrations and more.
NEW! This program is a 100% seed reimbursement for stewardship projects up to $1,000! It's a great avenue for farmers to partner with Saugeen Conservation on larger stewardship projects.
a. Press Release - For full program details, click here.
b. This cost share program involves minimal paperwork and provides some great financial incentives.
i. Seed Stream - covers 100% of seed costs (up to $1,000), for stewardship projects, such as cover crops, bigger plantings, grassed waterways, etc.
ii. Project Partnrship Stream - meant for larger projects and innovative trials. Contact staff below.
b. Application Form
i. Electronic Application Form
ii. PDF Application Form - feel free to download. You can then fill it out at your leisure and return once completed. It can also be faxed in at 519-367-3041.
iii. Applications can also be picked up at the front desk of the Administration Centre in Formosa.
c. Questions? Please feel free to contact our Agricutlural Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (519-367-3040 ext. 249.
This series of workshops focusses on soil conservation and stewardship practices through peer to peer learning and practical solutions.
We've partnered with Bruce Soil and Crop, OMAFRA and the University of Guelph to advance our understanding of the impracts of best management practices. Supporting innovation in our watershed!
We encourage the participation and involvement of youth in fostering an appreciation of agriculture and how we conservation efforts can improve farming and the enviornment!
Our goal is..
When soil structure is lost, run-off and erosion increase. Erosion relocates soil nutrients away from cropland, impacting both farmers and the water quality of our watershed.
When soil structure is at its prime.....
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs recently had an article about how people are burying their cotton underwear in the soil to determine amount of biological activity in the soil. The idea is that the more microbes in the soil, the more they will munch on the cotton undies.
When they checked the underwear after 2 months, they found that the fields that had cover crops were more biologically active and hardly anything remained of the underwear. The conventionally grown soil did not have so many microbes so the underwear was pretty much in one piece when it was pulled out.
- Wellington County - Rural Water Quality Program - website
- Agricultural News Channel (Bayshore Broadcasting)
- Better Farming (Business of Ontario Agriculture - magazine)
- The Rural Voice (The Magazine of Agricultural Life)
- Wellington County - Rural Water Quality Programs (Grants for Best Management Practices)