Governor Brian Kemp has declared July 2019 as Smart Irrigation Month in Georgia. Smart Irrigation Month serves as the showcase month to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of and farmers’ commitment to the adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, and leading-edge products and services in agriculture, landscape, and turf irrigation.
At the recent monthly meeting of the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District in Colquitt, the Board of Supervisors voted to hire Perri Campis as the District’s Project Director. Campis will provide direct support to the District’s Executive Director in project development, implementation, and management.
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.
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.