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.
A group of Georgia’s top environmental leaders visited Southwest Georgia this month to learn about the region’s natural resource-based economy through the statewide leadership program Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL).
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.