The Agricultural Outreach Program delivers farmer to farmer workshops talking about and sharing experiences about cover crop demonstrations and more.
SVCA continues to support our community partners such as Stewardship Grey Bruce in our quest to develop local Rural Water Quality Programs in Grey and Bruce Counties.
Saugeen Conservation continues to work with numerous groups, organizations and instutions to develop and implement agricultural conservation programs througout our vast watershed.
Stay tuned as we will continually update this page to provide you with the most up-to-date programming for your farm / property.
You can also check out the following links:
This incredible series of workshops focusses on soil conservation and stewardship practices through peer to peer learning and practical solutions and continues to evolve as funding becomes available.
SVCA continuse to reach out to the agricultural community with information. SVCA has been working with the Healthy Lake Huron Stewardship Cluster to develop an understanding of the needs of the agricultural community.
We've partnered with Bruce Soil and Crop, OMAFRA and the University of Guelph to advance our understanding of the impracts of best management practices. Supporting innovation in our watershed!
We encourage the participation and involvement of youth in fostering an appreciation of agriculture and how we conservation efforts can improve farming and the enviornment!
Our goal is..
When soil structure is lost, run-off and erosion increase. Erosion relocates soil nutrients away from cropland, impacting both farmers and the water quality of our watershed.
When soil structure is at its prime.....
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs recently had an article about how people are burying their cotton underwear in the soil to determine amount of biological activity in the soil. The idea is that the more microbes in the soil, the more they will munch on the cotton undies.
When they checked the underwear after 2 months, they found that the fields that had cover crops were more biologically active and hardly anything remained of the underwear. The conventionally grown soil did not have so many microbes so the underwear was pretty much in one piece when it was pulled out.
- Wellington County - Rural Water Quality Program - website
- Agricultural News Channel (Bayshore Broadcasting)
- Better Farming (Business of Ontario Agriculture - magazine)
- The Rural Voice (The Magazine of Agricultural Life)
- Wellington County - Rural Water Quality Programs (Grants for Best Management Practices)