BUILDING BETTER AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN THE

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BUILDING BETTER AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FIRST STATE Marcia Fox Nonpoint Source

BUILDING BETTER AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FIRST STATE Marcia Fox Nonpoint Source Program Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

DE 319 FUNDING IMPLEMENTATION Wetland Restoration; 6% Urban Stream Restoration; 17% Manure Relocation; 23%

DE 319 FUNDING IMPLEMENTATION Wetland Restoration; 6% Urban Stream Restoration; 17% Manure Relocation; 23% Urban BMPs, 4% Tree Planting; 16% Cover Crops; 35%

EXCHANGING IDEAS • USDA – FSA & NRCS • NRCS State Technical Committee Meetings

EXCHANGING IDEAS • USDA – FSA & NRCS • NRCS State Technical Committee Meetings • Conservation Districts • Local Workgroups • Nutrient Management Commission • Regional • CB Agriculture Workgroup • Delmarva Conservation Partnership Program • And more…

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS Cropland Transect Survey • Falling Short on Cover Crop Goals

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS Cropland Transect Survey • Falling Short on Cover Crop Goals • Limited cost share funds • What’s on the ground? • Developed a Survey • Capture cropland residue and cover crops • Statistically valid, defensible data

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS • Soil Health • 2014 Forum Discussions • Farmers in

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS • Soil Health • 2014 Forum Discussions • Farmers in the room said that they needed to go out-of-state to get soil health information • How can we help? • Air Seeder Program • RCPP • Increase implementation of early cover crops

FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIPS MAKE PROGRAMS WORK!

FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIPS MAKE PROGRAMS WORK!

TAKE HOME MESSAGE • Become familiar with USDA and S&WCD Programs • Farmers talk!

TAKE HOME MESSAGE • Become familiar with USDA and S&WCD Programs • Farmers talk! • Many farmers are doing the right thing – not for water quality but for their own benefit • Spread info (good or bad) word of mouth • Like familiar faces that don’t wear environmental badges • Innovative and are willing to experiment

Questions? Marcia Fox Delaware Nonpoint Source Program Marcia. Fox@state. de. us 302 -739 -9922

Questions? Marcia Fox Delaware Nonpoint Source Program Marcia. [email protected] de. us 302 -739 -9922