Surge and Soil Moisture Sensor School
Dusty Kennemore, CTA District Technician, and Hunter Ingram, our new Irrigation Specialist, attended a Surge and Soil Moisture Sensor School last week. These two are learning valuable information for our Greene County farmers on surge valves, sensors, and some soil physics.
A conservation plan is the starting point for managing the natural resources on your farm or ranch while maintaining productive capacity and meeting individual objectives or goals. Every farm or ranch has its own unique natural resource concerns. Without the application of proper conservation systems and management, human activities may cause natural resource concerns. Check out this link for the 9 Steps of Conservation Planning:
To help the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) in its mission in implementing strategies developed from the State Water Plan, ANRC, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is offering up to 50% cost share for installation of meters on agricultural wells that pump from the alluvial aquifer in the Grand Prairie and Cache River Critical Groundwater Areas. The program should place approximately 150 meters in East Arkansas over the next three years. Data from the meters will help the farmer irrigate more efficiently and economically while providing better data for water planning.
For more information on the process of this program, please contact Josh Barnhill at 870-236-2446 ext. 3242.
Visit your local revenue office to purchase one of these specialty plates.
All programs and services of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Greene County Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, religion, sex, age, disability, political beliefs and marital or family status.