No till is maintaining crop residue throughout the year and planting directly into it. Blaine Hitchens in Laurel, DE, is improving his soil health and reducing his input costs.
Prescribed grazing is managing grazing animals’ harvest of vegetation. Kenny Sites in Sheridan, AR, is increasing the utilization of the forage and increasing the stocking rate on his ranch.
A sprinkler system is an irrigation system to efficiently apply water. Daniel Keudell in Aumsville, OR, is reducing runoff and the amount of water he uses.
Waste Storage Facility
A waste storage facility temporarily stores waste and allows flexibility in waste management. Dave Conant in Richmond, VT, is using this practice to protect groundwater and reduce odor on his dairy.
Wetland restoration is returning a former or degraded wetland to its previous wetland condition. Nathan Hudson in Laurel, DE, is providing wildlife habitat and improving water quality.
Grade Stabilization Structure
A grade stabilization structure controls the grade in a channel. Vern Kimber in Tillamook, OR, is preventing flooding and allowing salmon to use the stream.
Microirrigation is a way to deliver small amounts of water to specific areas. Raghbir Atwal in Yuba City, CA, is using this practice to reduce water use and improve tree health on his orchard.
Nutrient management is managing the use of nutrients to reduce environmental impacts. Guy Choiniere in Highgate Center, VT, created a dry manure system to feed the soil on his certified organic farm.
Trails and Walkways
Trails and walkways are paths that facilitate access while protecting the environment. Paul Lisai in West Glover, VT, is helping his cattle reach grazing land while protecting the environment.