2020 Ronald P Herman Sr. Conservation Partner Award

Posted Jan 1, 21 in Awards,


Andy Schmieder - Conservation Partner of the Year

2020 Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Award

Posted Jan 1, 21 in Awards,


Deere Stone Farms, LLC- Larry, Gary, & Tyler Hibsch

Participation in the AEM Program since 2015

Silage Leachate Management System: Waste storage tank to hold low-flow silage leachate, waste transfer, heavy use area protection (1,800 sq.ft.) vegetated treatment area (0.50 ac.), critical area treatment (0.50 ac.). Project was completed in 2017.

Waste Management System: Waste Storage Facility (500,00 gallons), waste transfer, pumping plant, underground outlet (246 ft.), roofs and covers (8,000 sq.ft.) roof over waste storage to exclude precipitation. Subsurface drainage around storage (1,000 ft.), heavy use area protection (140 sq. ft.), access road (455 ft.), fence (300ft.), critical area treatment (0.5 acres). Project completed in 2018 and funded through Ag NPS Round 23 and EQIP.

Cover Crop: Established vegetated cover crop on 40 acres in 2018 over the winter months to protect cropland from erosion.

2020 Conservation Farm of the Year

Posted Jan 1, 21 in Awards,

Woodvale Farms – Damen Harwood 

Participation in AEM Program since 2004

Silage Leachate Management Systems (2): Waste transfer (2), Waste Storage (2), Heavy Use Area Protection (4,356 sq. ft), Vegetated Treatment Areas (2) – Ag NPS Round 16

Received AEM Farmers Partnering to Protect our Environment Award in 2013

Waste Storage System: Waste Storage, Fence (283 ft), Heavy Use Area Protection

Riparian Herbaceous Buffer System (1.04 ac)

2019 Ronald P Herman Sr. Conservation Partner Award                              

Posted Jan 3, 19 in Awards,

Wyoming County Information Technology Department

Partnerships improve and strengthen the outputs of any agency, and very few agencies operate solely by themselves. The Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District has improved its technological abilities since its inception in 1940. One of the biggest advancements in the District over the past 80 years has been the availability and utilization of technology to deliver District programs.Technology is used by the District on a daily basis; from basic email capabilities to the use of Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems. The District would not be able to operate as efficiently without the support of the Wyoming County Information Technology Department.


2019 Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Award                                                            

Posted Jan 2, 19 in Awards,

Meeder Farms, LLC of Pike

Meeder Farms, LLC has been in operation for 25 years, located in Pike. They operate over 425 acres to grow alfalfa, corn, and hay that is used by other farms in the area.The farm has zone-tilled it’s ground, doing away with more conventional tillage methods. They have implemented cover crops on a majority of the operating land and have also experimented with      interseeding cover crops with corn.They have also improved drainage in fields they operate in order to help prevent soil compaction with equipment. These measures to improve soil health and reduce erosion have benefitted the farm, as the crops they produce have only continued to improve.


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