<![CDATA[Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District - Conservation Blog]]>Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:40:31 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Grazing season notes]]>Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:55:03 GMThttp://www.essexcountyswcd.org/conservation-blog/grazing-season-notesPicture
I've been out on a lot of new farms the past few months, which makes me happy knowing that new farmers are still starting up farms in our county. They are not large dairies like 30 years ago but smaller diversified farms that are each finding a niche that is needed in our area. Handmade cheese, specialty veggies and lamb to name a few. I wish them luck and can't wait to continue to work with them on conservation plans in the future. The district is always striving to help do our part to keep agriculture alive in Essex County. If we can help as always feel free to call or stop in the office and we'd be happy to meet with you!

<![CDATA[December 10th, 2012]]>Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:35:30 GMThttp://www.essexcountyswcd.org/conservation-blog/december-10th-2012It's already December and most farmers and landowners are scurrying around pack everything up for the long winter months. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays From Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District! We are thankful for your support this year and are looking forward to working with you in 2013!]]><![CDATA[October 17th, 2012]]>Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:45:50 GMThttp://www.essexcountyswcd.org/conservation-blog/october-17th-2012Another grazing season is coming to an end for most farmers. Those of you who stockpile for late fall/early winter grazing may still have some time left for animals on the fields. It was a very different year for farmers than last year. Last year I met with many hardworking farmers who had lost everything in the spring flood and then again during Irene. This year we were all doing rain dances in the field hopeing for an end to the drought. One thing about farming that is always predictable that it is always unpredictable!! Thank you to those farms that allowed me to work with them on their farms this year!]]><![CDATA[Spring planting just around the corner!]]>Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:18:23 GMThttp://www.essexcountyswcd.org/conservation-blog/spring-planting-just-around-the-cornerIt is never to early to think about spring planting! Usually this time of year it is hard to imagine conservation practices under the feet of freshly fallen snow! But with the warm weather we've had this year it is easier to think about it. Call us with any planting questions and dont forget Tree & Seedling sale April 20th, Fairgrounds! ]]>