A farm plan is a tool that is developed by your local Conservation District and you, to help you manage the resources on your land.
The plan contains an inventory of your farm or property and outlines actions and a schedule for you to make improvements based on your goals for the property. Once you decide that you want a farm plan, the Conservation District planner will evaluate your property’s inherent resources such as; soil, water, animals, plants and air quality. You will also receive an aerial photo showing soils, field layout, water sources, and other features.
The farm plan is tailored to your operation and your land.
It will list these types of items:
- farm size & current use (forestry, pasture, etc)
- soil types, slopes and other critical issues
- proximity to streams or water bodies
- type and number of livestock and crops
- your goals and timeline
- available resources (machinery, buildings, etc)