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Aug 31

What Opportunity Can You Take To Help Unlock Your Farms Full Potential?

Posted to Best Management Practices Monthly Highlight by Annie Shultz

Field Borders
Definition
A Strip of permanent vegetation established at the edge or around the perimeter ofa field

Purpose
  • Reduce erosion from wind and water
  • Soil and water quality protection
  • Management of harmful insect populations
  • Provide wildlife food and coverage
Criteria
Establish a field border to adapt to species of permanent grass, legumes, & shrubs. Species must be compatible with a planned purpose.

Minimum field border widths are 10’ and field borders will be established around the field edges to meet the resource needs & producer objectives.

To learn more about Field Border Best Management Practices please visit our office where technicians will gladly assist you.

Sep 04

Wayne County Receives County Government Partnership Award

Posted to County News by Annie Shultz

Commissioners Receive An Award

On August 22, 2015 Wayne County was named the Southeast District recipient of the 2015 NC Cooperative Extension County Government Partnership Award at the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners annual conference in Greenville, NC.
 
The purpose of the County Partnership Award is to recognize local governments for their outstanding partnership with the NC Cooperative Extension Service.  The award highlights best practices based on the following criteria: 
  • Commitment of resources
  • Inclusiveness in county government
  • Advocacy and/or involvement in Extension programs

Read the complete press release (PDF).

Oct 06

Resource Conservation Workshop

Posted to Soil & Water Conservation Office Highlights by Nicky Ross

The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District selected to sponsor Thuan Nguyen, a student from Eastern Wayne high school, to attend the 2015 Resource Conservation workshop (RCW) held at NC State University.

While attending the RCW Thuan was able to spend a week in the field learning about our natural resources and their management in today's environment, along with meeting and receiving guidance from natural resource professionals. He was also the recipient of a scholarship and cash prize and second place over all winner at the RCW. We congratulate Thuan on his scholarship and winnings, and thank him for representing Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Thuan Nguyen receiving county sponsorship to 2015 Resource Conservation workshop.
In the previous photo, Director Ashley Smith presents Thuan his certificate of completion.

If you are a Wayne County high school Student and are interested in attending the 2016 RCW please contact the Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation office for more information.