A conservation field day highlighting best management practices (BMPs) for agricultural water quality and conservation will take place on Highway 111 outside of Meigs on Thursday, March 10, at 9 a.m.  

Directions from Moultrie are head west on Georgia Highway 37 West towards Camilla, then turn left on Highway 111 (Upper Meigs Road). Follow Highway 111 for 14.9 miles and turn right on Stage Coach Road. The farm is 200 yards on the right; signs will indicate the field day.

Tours of installed BMPs on the farm of  Gene Willis, a participant of the Ochlockonee 319 Program, will be given on trolleys provided by ABAC, including improvements to heavy use areas and installations of buffer fencing, a well and a winter feeder.  

Luke Crosson, Region V representative of Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC), will provide information on mobile irrigation lab, irrigation pond program, and talk about its metering program.  

Stay Tuff Fencing and Bekaert Fencing Corporation will provide a fencing demonstration, to include proper bracing and demonstrate the difference in low carbon and high tensile woven wire fence.

This field day is hosted by GSWCC in partnership with Stay Tuff Fencing, Bekaert Fencing, Middle South GA Soil and Water Conservation District and Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District.

The federally funded 319 Program is a water quality improvement cost-share program made possible by Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. The program’s primary focus is to prevent and control agricultural non–point source pollution within area watersheds. Through the 319 Program, GSWCC obtains funding and provides technical assistance to area farmers seeking to install specific BMPs on their properties within these watersheds.

For more information or to register for this event, contact Satilla River 319 Project Coordinator Jonathan Hall, at (912) 384 4811 ext. 123 or jhall@gaswcc.org.

React to this story:

0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you