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Crawford Farm Bureau to hold watershed council event in Seneca
TCWC_Gabe Brown event
IN THE LOCAL AREA, the best known Producer-Led Watershed Council is the Tainter Creek Watershed Council. This group of conservation-minded farmers got their start in 2016 after a catastrophic rain event along the Crawford-Vernon county border wreaked havoc in the watershed and on farms. The dynamic group of farmers has held education events attended by hundreds of farmers, youth fishing days, helped farmers plant cover crops, and monitored surface and groundwater quality in the watershed.

CRAWFORD COUNTY - On February 27, Crawford County Farm Bureau invites area farmers to come and learn more about the application process and requirements of producer-led watershed grants. The meeting will take place at the Seneca Town Hall on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and light snacks will be provided.

Rachel Rushmann from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will give a presentation about watershed grants and go over the things to consider when applying. Rachel will also answer any questions farmers may have regarding the grants and requirements.  

“This is a great opportunity for farmers to network and explore the possibility of creating their own watershed group with neighbors in their watershed,” said Don Brown, Crawford County Farm Bureau President. “We’re really excited for Rachel to explain the details of watershed grants and add one more tool to a farmer’s environmental toolbox.”