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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Waterman Farms

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Program Grant

 Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory is located on the main campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio and is home to education and research projects in an extensive list of agriculture disciplines. The site currently exhibits physical and operational characteristics that can be detrimental to the water quality.  Resource concerns include unrestricted access of livestock to the stream, channels that have been deepened and straightened for drainage purposes, and a lack of an established conservation and manure management plan. To address these concerns, this project includes three main components:

1.  Installation of agriculture BMPs that include livestock exclusion fencing, a rotational grazing system, stream restoration using two-stage and forming channel design principles, and the establishment of cover crops.

2.  Creation of a demonstration and education site for OSU students, agricultural operators interested in learning more about planning and implementing similar projects

3.  Development of a complete conservation and nutrient management plan that outlines resource concerns and identifies practices to improve water quality and farm production. 





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