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2019 Wayne County River Friendly Farmer: David Williamson

As concern grows in our communities regarding water quality, there are farmers utilizing conservation practices that are making a difference. The practices they have implemented, often voluntarily, are protecting waterways and water quality in Indiana and beyond. David Williamson of Wayne County is one of those making a difference among the 47 farmers who received the statewide award of ‘River Friendly Farmer’ at the Indiana State Fair on Farmers’ Day August 14. This award, hosted by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD), recognizes landowners and farmers in the state of Indiana for the work they do on their land to protect Indiana’s natural resources. David Williamson was nominated by the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch, and President of Indiana Farm Bureau, Randy Kron, presented David and wife Tammy with an award certificate and ribbon (see photo below). Amie Simpson, Brownfield Ag News, emceed the ceremony with Jerry Raynor, Indiana State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and IASWCD President, Roger Wenning making brief remarks.

The River Friendly Farmer Award has been presented by the IASWCD and sponsored by the 92 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. since 2000. This year’s group of award winners brings the total number of River Friendly Farmers in Indiana since the awards beginning to 1008.

 

   

 

Welcome Vince Pitstick!  Vince is the new NRCS District Conservationist located in the Richmond USDA Service Center.  Please read a few words from Vince:

“I was born and raised in Jasper Indiana, and grew up assisting farmers and landowners with in a few miles of my parents house. Growing up around farming and having a strong work ethic was very influential but ultimately conservation was my passion. My father was a District Conservationist in Dubois County and worked for the agency for 30 years. I enjoyed growing up learning about the land and agriculture. I pursued my dream of working with the land and how we can improve the quality of the land through good stewardship. Above conservation is my family, My wife Stephanie and three wonderful children Emmett, Everett, and Violet. We are looking forward to the challenges and rewards this next chapter of our lives may provide.”

 

 

Free E-Waste Recycling at IU East Campus in the  Whitewater Parking Lot 4th Saturday of the month 9AM to NOON

NO COLLECTION IN AUGUST

Click here for more information ->  E-Waste Recycling Flier Revised 10-19-18

 

 

 WHITEWATER RIVER COST-SHARE PROGRAM

The cost-share program will provide cost-share funds to landowners located within pre-determined priority watershed areas for a variety of practices, including, but not limited to, cover crops, riparian plantings, buffer strips, water and sediment control basins, forage and biomass plantings, and nutrient management plans. Practices used to fence livestock currently accessing streams will also be funded—these include fencing, watering facilities, pipeline to watering facilities, and heavy use area pads. A small amount of funding is also available for invasive species removal and control.  Additional information can be found below:

 

2018 Challenge Match Grant! 

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to thank all the donors that helped us to reach our match amount!  Your generosity will help us to provide outreach educational opportunities for our community. We sincerely thank you!