Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Partners with USDA NRCS and UGA to Expand Smart Irrigation Technologies to Pecans

Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Partners with USDA NRCS and UGA to Expand Smart Irrigation Technologies to Pecans

A new project in partnership between the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the University of Georgia will develop innovative new tools to optimize irrigation water management for pecan production in southwest Georgia and provide outreach to pecan producers in the region.

Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District recognized in Georgia's 2019 Clean 13 Report

Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District recognized in Georgia's 2019 Clean 13 Report

This year, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is recognized for its leadership toward more sustainable agriculture in the heart of Georgia’s breadbasket. The District is responsible for bringing millions of dollars in private and public funds to improve irrigation efficiency impacting some 13 million acres of cropland in the area. 

Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Sponsoring Agricultural and Environmental Education Grant

Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Sponsoring Agricultural and Environmental Education Grant

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District will award up to $2,000 available in grant funds through an Agricultural & Environmental Education Grant for K-12 schools located within the District’s counties. The purpose of the grant is to promote conservation education in local schools and provide additional resources for an educator to teach students about agriculture and/or natural resources in a creative way. 

FLINT DISTRICT PARTNERS WITH SEMINOLE COUNTY FFA & YOUNG FARMERS TO PROVIDE NO-TILL EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL FARMERS

FLINT DISTRICT PARTNERS WITH SEMINOLE COUNTY FFA & YOUNG FARMERS TO PROVIDE NO-TILL EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL FARMERS

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has recently partnered with the Seminole County FFA Chapter and Young Farmer group to provide an affordable no-till grain drill for rent to local farmers. The purpose of this rental program is to encourage and assist farmers in the implementation of a no-till crop production system and the planting of cover crops. The FFA and Young Farmers will maintain the drill and provide service and technical assistance to participating farmers.  

Destination Ag: Dougherty County

Destination Ag: Dougherty County

On April 4th the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with ABAC’s Destination Ag Team, presented a dynamic education program to second graders from Dougherty County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. This program exposes students to various aspects and careers in agriculture and natural resources, while meeting Georgia’s education standards. The event took place at Chehaw park, where students and teachers enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the Destination Ag Team, Farmer Fredo of Flint River Fresh, and Chehaw Park.

2019 Soil Stewardship Week Poster Contest

2019 Soil Stewardship Week Poster Contest

The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2019 Soil Stewardship theme: “Life In The Soil: Dig Deeper.” Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 28to May 5, 2019, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students! Soil Stewardship Week helps remind each and every citizen of the power of each person to conserve natural resources and improve our world. This year marks the 64th Anniversary of NACD Soil and Water Stewardship Week!

District Announces New Job Opportunity

District Announces New Job Opportunity

The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is now accepting applications for the position of Project Director. The District’s Project Director will be responsible for the implementation, management, reporting, and coordination of ongoing District projects. Additionally, the Project Director will be expected to formulate and develop new projects that align with the District’s mission.

Optimize Water, Maximize Yield with New Irrigation Scheduling App

Optimize Water, Maximize Yield with New Irrigation Scheduling App

A new version of Irrigator Pro will be available for free in the upcoming 2019 crop season. A team of partners has been working to update the Irrigator Pro platform to increase adoption and accessibility for growers. Now, Irrigator Pro is available to download as a smartphone application in the Apple iOS and Google Play stores. A new cloud-based website platform will also launch in 2019.

Conservation through Innovation: Dynamic Variable Rate Irrigation

Conservation through Innovation: Dynamic Variable Rate Irrigation

Water is one of the most precious resources we have on the planet. It is vital to all aspects of human life, including agriculture. That’s why this cutting-edge technique, which increases irrigation water use efficiency by up to 40%, is a powerful tool for the future of conservation and production.

USDA-NRCS IN GEORGIA AND FLINT RIVER DISTRICT ANNOUNCE CLIMATE RESILIENCY PROJECT SIGN UP

USDA-NRCS IN GEORGIA AND FLINT RIVER DISTRICT ANNOUNCE CLIMATE RESILIENCY PROJECT SIGN UP

State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Marty McLendon, chairman of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) announced today that a sign up for the Climate Resiliency in Georgia, Florida and Alabama project is under way. The deadline for eligible producers inGeorgia to apply is April 20, 2018.

2018 Soil Stewardship Week Poster Contest

2018 Soil Stewardship Week Poster Contest

The Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District is pleased to announce the 2018 Soil Stewardship theme: “Watersheds... Our Water, Our Home.” Soil Stewardship Week will be officially celebrated April 29 to May 6, 2018, and is a fun and educational learning experience for all students! Soil Stewardship Week helps remind each and every citizen of the power of each person to conserve natural resources and improve our world.