Managing Poo: Adoption of Nutrient Management and Conservation Practices

    Grants and Contracts Details


    The Managing Poo project is a partnership among the Kentucky Division of Conservation, Kentucky NRCS offices, local Conservation Districts, the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Division of Water, Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, and the Kentucky Dairy Development Council. The project was designed to assist livestock producers who are nearing regulatory action develop and implement conservation plans, KY Ag Water Quality plans, and nutrient management plans. Implementing the practices outlined in these plans will reduce nutrients and sediment loads entering waterways from private lands in KY. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment personnel will provide farmer-focused education and outreach, technical assistance, and project evaluation for this project. Specific activities provided by UK are as follows: 1. Develop and distribute promotional materials. (Gumbert) 2. Develop and disseminate technical articles to media outlets. (Gumbert and Moser) 3. Develop and assemble training materials for producers not participating in cost-share programs due to cultural or religious reasons. (Gumbert) 4. Provide one small group training per project year for producers not participating in cost share programs due to cultural or religious reasons. (Gumbert and Moser) 5. Provide five educational presentations per year at local producer meetings. (Higgins and Moser) 6. Make one-on-one technical contacts with identified producers who are nearing regulatory action. (Higgins and Moser) 7. Evaluate project accomplishments. (Gumbert and Higgins) 8. Assist in preparation of progress and final reports. (Gumbert, Higgins, Moser)
    Effective start/end date2/1/166/30/16


    • KY Energy and Environment Cabinet: $23,000.00


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