Soil health will be emphasized within ongoing Soil and Water Conservation Programming. The Soil and Water Conservation Department will promote Best Management Practices to improve soil health and increase productivity and profitability.
“As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance. So much that we believe improving the health of our Nation’s Soil is one of the most important conservation endeavors for our time”. Natural Resources Conservation Service
2017 Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum: The Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum is an annual event for farmers, government agencies, and anyone else interested in improving their soil health. Learn more about the 2017 Soil Health and Cover Crop Forum.
No Till/Cover Crop Self- Guided Tour: The self-guided tour will provide individuals who are curious about using cover crops with no tillage or minimum tillage systems the opportunity to see these practices being used on the landscape. By sharing these first-hand experiences, the hope is that more farmers will take the leap and incorporate these practices into their crop rotation. The increased use of cover crops with no tillage or minimum tillage systems within Manitowoc County will positively impact the County’s soil health and water quality.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.