Bringing Discovery Farms® to King Conservation District
Evaluate the Effectiveness of Riparian Buffers on Agricultural Lands
Discovery Farms® is a farmer-led on-farm research program. The goal of KCD Discovery Farms® program is to evaluate the effectiveness of on-farm conservation practices implemented by KCD. Currently, the program is working on Quality Assurance Project Plan in collaboration with Washington Department of Ecology to test the effectiveness of riparian buffers on agricultural land. On-farm research is planned to start coming summer.
South South Discovery Farms®
Evaluating Dry Manure Storage Options for Water Quality Protection
American Farmland Trust, Discovery Farms® Washington, King Conservation District, and Whatcom Conservation District worked together to engage producers in a cooperative, on-the-ground research and demonstration project to assess, promote, and improve adoption of on-farm conservation practices that enhance water quality in Puget Sound.