Educational efforts will focus on supporting The Soil and Water Conservation Department priorities and goals: Improving groundwater and surface water quality, creating awareness of conservation stewardship efforts being implemented, County Ordinance requirements, State Standards for compliance of Farmland Preservation Program income tax credit, incentives and cost share availability for installation of conservation practices and many other environmental topics to enhance the quality of our natural resources. Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department, in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service and University of Wisconsin Extension, will educate farmers on the importance of healthy soil and water quality and promote the implementation of best management practices to improve soil health and water quality.