Preserving Our Water
Every living thing depends on water to survive. Farmers are aware and understand this essential resource and the effects their farms have on it. Continuous efforts are made to reduce a farm’s impact on the water that flows through their fields and off their property. Farmers use a variety of best practices to ensure the health of our water, such as:
- Cover crops, which hold onto excess nutrients in the fields and prevent them from running off.
- Waterways and saturated buffer, which keep soil and nutrients in the fields.
- Edge-of-field practices, like woodchip bioreactors, treat the water and remove excess nitrogen before it leaves the field.