At Carroll SWCD, our mission is to provide assistance on conservation practices and improvement of soil and water resources to all Carroll County. One of the major ways we do that is to provide technical assistance and guidance to farmers and landowners.
Technical Services Offered
A conservation plan is a written record of the management decisions and the conservation practices and systems you plan to use, develop and maintain on your farm.
Grassed waterways reduce the sediment and nutrients leaving you fields by holding soils in place and stopping gully erosion. We can provide assistance in planning and designing a grassed waterway for your field.
Contour Strip Layout
Establishing contour strips on sloped fields is a great method to significantly reduce the amount of nutrient and soil loss. Our staff can assist in the layout of these strips.
Livestock Watering Systems
We provide assistance in designing and planning spring developments and pressurized livestock watering systems
Managed Rotational Grazing
If you are establishing a rotational grazing system we can assist in laying out temporary fences, planning watering systems, and provide a grazing management plan to bring it all together.
Animal Manure Management
Our office can provide assistance in developing a proper manure management system for your operation.
Tile and Surface Drainage
We can assist in designing both tile and surface drainage systems to minimize crop damage from excess water, control runoff without causing erosion, and drain excess water from the plant root zone.
Need recommendation on seeding rates or species to seed? Whether for reseeding pasture, planting a cover crop, or planting areas disturbed during oil and gas development, we can provide recommendations of species and rates.
Forest Management Guidance
We provide resources and guidance to landowners seeking to best manage their forestland resources.
District staff can take soil samples for producers wanting five (5) or more samples pulled. For producers with less than five (5) samples or wanting to take their own, we have soil probes available to borrow free of charge.
Wildlife Habitat Improvement
If you are seeking to establish high quality wildlife habitat or food plots, we can provide assistance and recommendation of practices, species selection, and more.