Ten Essentials Checklist

Discovery Farms Program White Paper

Farm Conservation Planning
Managing natural resources on your farm can be easier with a plan designed to help you meet your land use goalswhile protecting soil, water, native plants, fish and wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement
Landowners can make their property inviting to fish and wildlife by enhancing and creating habitat that provides food, water and shelter.

General Livestock
One needs to know so much when raising livestock – from how to control pests and insects to learning about solutions that help you raise animals on small acreages.

Mud Management
There are practices and techniques that can help you control mud and its negative effects on you, your livestock, and your neighbors.

Native Plants
From urban backyards to farms, native plants can be used to enhance backyard wildlife habitat; enhance streams, wetlands and open spaces; and conserve water.

So you want to be a grass farmer? Western Washington pastures can be managed for optimum forage production while minimizing weeds, over-fertilization, and soil erosion

Soils vary widely across the landscape and across one’s own yard. Know the soil type on your property and how to work with its capacity to support grazing, fertilizing, and the placement of structures.

Waste Management
Livestock manure can be a gold mine for you and the environment if collected, composted and correctly applied to pastures, crops and gardens.