Governor Cuomo Announces $50 Million Available to Support Water Quality Protection Projects on New York Livestock Farms

Program Will Help Large Livestock Farmers Meet New Environmental Requirements

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $50 million in grant funding is available, over three consecutive application rounds, to help New York livestock farms implement water quality protection projects. The funding is a part of … more ...

2017 Cover Crop Survey Analysis Released

Photo Courtesy SARE

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) has released the 2016-2017 Cover Crop survey

Cover Crops Boost Yields and Weed Control

Following the use of cover crops, farmers reported increased yields of corn, soybeans and wheat, and improvement in the control … more ...

International Coastal Clean Up Sodus Point Beach September 16th

Be a part of the world’s largest coastal clean up!

Each year as part of the Ocean Conservancy effort, groups organize to pick up beach trash and report the findings.

September 16th Sodus Point Beach

9:00 A.M – NOON

Refreshments will be served.

Thank you
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Agriculture Environmental Steward of 2017

Agriculture Environmental Steward of 2017

Congratulations to Wayne County Agricultural Economic Development Specialist and Retired Farmer Ora Rothfuss from North Rose the recipient of the 2017 Wayne County Agriculture Environmental Stewardship award Awarding stewardship effort from across the agriculture communities.

Ora has supported agriculture through … more ...

DEC Announces Statewide Asian Longhorned Beetle Outreach and Survey

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that the annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) Swimming Pool Survey is underway, marking the program’s sixth summer of research work.

DEC invites pool owners, now through August 30, to check their pool filters and … more ...

Mark your barrels with an X – Help USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard needs your assistance!

With the increased water levels throughout the region, and along Lake Ontario and its tributaries in particular, many homeowners are using barrels such as these to mark their docks and assist in weighing them down, an understandable thing … more ...

USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding

Beginning July 10, U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline, using unmanned aerial systems (also known as drones), pressure sensors that measure water elevation and special water-elevation gages designed for rapid set-up. The fieldwork, … more ...

Conservation No-Till Seeder Drill Rental


Great Plains Model 1006NT. $50 delivery/set-up fee + $15/acre

The District was awarded a Eco System Based Management grant to approach Soil Health Conservation with local farms through New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. This grant provided funding to make this conservation no-till … more ...

NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers’ Grant Program

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces Application Now Open for NYS Grown & Certified Agricultural Producers’ Grant Program
$5 Million Available Statewide to Help NYS Farmers Meet Food Safety Standards and Participate in the New York State Grown & Certified Program

Funding Provided in the 2017-18 New … more ...

Spring Fish Sale Underway

The Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District now offers two fish sales a year with one in the spring and one in the fall. Each sale provides a different assortment of fish including Fathead Minnows, Largemouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Catfish, Black Crappie. In addition … more ...

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