Twenty-two Suffolk County farms will be receiving a collective $321,105 in the form of grants from New York State.
The purpose of these grants is to enhance soil and water conservation practices, which in turn will protect New York State’s waterways. Conservation districts have developed plans tailored to each farm’s goals and watershed needs. Suffolk County’s Conservation Districts will now work with farmers to implement conservation best management practices such as nutrient management systems, barnyard runoff management, pasture management and soil health management.
The funding is part of a larger program by the state, which includes $13.8 million in grants for more than 200 farms in New York. The grants were provided by the State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the State Department of Agriculture and Markets
For more information about Soil and Water Conservation Districts in New York State, visit nys-soilandwater.org.