Agriculture

agricultures affects on the watershedAgriculture and Water Quality

Farmers have a direct impact on their land, and the land, in turn, has a direct impact on the quality of water in our watershed.

What can Farmers Do?

Farmers can begin by learning more about water quality issues in the Macatawa Watershed and the impact of excess phosphorus and sediment on local waterways. Then by evaluating their farm and current practices, farmers can begin to judge their risk and take proactive steps to protect water quality. The following pages provide additional information about conservation practices that can be used on the farm and programs that are currently available to assist farmers in the Macatawa Watershed.

Current Programs

Conservation Practices

Success Stories

Video from fall 2014 Farm Tour held on October 22