Indiana conservation groups recognized for record achievement

The Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture says a record number of farmers are investing in conservation projects to maintain or improve soil health.  

Don Lamb says the Indiana Conservation Partnership assisted with more than 50,000 installations in 2023.

“Agriculture and natural resources together are the key to quality of life for everybody. If we don’t have food if we don’t have good resources, that really is what determines quality of life,” he said. “Anything we can do to clean up water, keep sediment from leaving the field to benefit everybody.”

He tells Brownfield conservation is important to him as a farmer.

“The more we use nutrient management plans to understand the level of nutrients we need to add and then the better we are keeping those nutrients on the soil, the more efficient we are at using those nutrients,” he said.

The Indiana Conservation Partnership is a part of Indiana’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy that serves as a tool to manage the state’s conservation resources.

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