The Soil and Water Conservation District provides leadership to residents in conservation and assists with planning, designing, and installing conservation measures.
It provides animal waste management assistance, and sponsors and develops educational programs.
Workload Measures 2018/2019
Number of customers assisted: 1,668
Number of people who attend agricultural educational programs: 25
Track the number of acres the no till drill is used for: 41.5
Track the number of applicants that request funding from the Farmland Preservation Program: 5
|To increase farmland preservation, Soil and Water will collaborate with the VAD board and Piedmont Land Conservancy to identify at least one application that can be sent to the North Carolina Development and Trust Fund Program||In Progress|
|To encourage residents to explore our agricultural countryside, Soil and Water will begin a pollinator trail pilot program||In Progress|
|To increase agricultural education to non-farmers, Soil and Water will work with the Public Information Officer to create (4) Ag. Minute videos that explore agricultural topics||In Progress|
|To support residents with their agricultural questions, Soil and Water will host a Wildlife Food Plot workshop to assist landowners with resources that our office can provide such as soil testing and drill rental||In Progress|
|To offer farming agricultural programs to residents, Soil and Water will partner with NC Cooperative Extension to host (1) pasture improvement workshop||In Progress|
|To connect farmers with agricultural services, Soil and Water will work with the Public Information Officer to promote the availability of the No Till Drill rental unit to the agriculture community||In Progress|
|To increase understanding of the impact of agriculture, Soil and Water will work with Elon University interns to continue the local farm inventory map||In Progress|
|To educate the public on the importance of agriculture in Alamance, Soil and Water will work with the Public Information Officer to produce a video on the importance of agriculture within the county||In Progress|
|To increase agricultural awareness to non-farmers as well as provide information to agricultural teaching resources, Soil and Water will host the ABSS Teacher Leadership Academy Ag. Day ||In Progress|