Purchased with a grant through Chesapeake Bay Special Projects
The Agricultural Technician provides landowners with information on Nutrient Management, Conservation Planning, Best Management Practices & Technical Assistance, as well as Funding Resources to install conservation practices.
Chesapeake Bay Program
This program aids farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed drainage area with nutrient management planning and best management practice (BMP) design and implementation. The program is designed to give technical and financial assistance to farmers with nutrient and erosion control problems on their farms. The ultimate goal of the bay program is to improve water quality locally and in the Chesapeake Bay.
Nutrient Management Program (Act 38)
The nutrient management act (Act 38) is a state law that passed in 1993. The regulations became effective in October 1997. The nutrient management act is the first law in Pennsylvania that requires regulatory oversight of nutrient plans on certain farms.