Image shows edge of field monitoring for surface runoff.

Photo Courtesy Stephen Patton, Ag Communications

Blue Water Farms is part of a 10 year national research project to assess best managment practices of nutrient retention on a field scale.  The project is a partnership between agricultural producers, the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board and researchers in UK's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Kentucky Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service to conduct edge-of-field monitoring at selected agricultural sites in the Lower Green RIver watershed.  Data from the study will aid producers in developing more efficient, sustainable farming practices.

"Our main mission is clean water and healthy soil.  The intent of this project is to take the results and use them to improve conservation practicies."           - Reed Cripps, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist