Mark your calendars! The WNY Soil Health Alliance Summer Field Day is here! Morning lectures from keynote speaker Wendy Taheri of TerraNimbus LLC and John Wallace from Cornell, will be followed by an afternoon at Toussaint Farms in Ridgeway, NY, observing 8 cover crop trials and exploring a soil pit, with onsite discussion led by Wendy Taheri. Cover Crop interseeder and herbicide demonstrations will also be included in the workshop. For more information and to register for the workshop click on the Soil Health Workshop Summer 2017 link on the left side of the page.

Mission Statement:

Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation Districts mission is to use the delivery of science-based, locally-directed, technical and educational assistance to protect and enhance the health, safety and general welfare of the Orleans County residents through the conservation of soil, water, air, plant and animal resources. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were formed in all of New York’s counties in the 1940s as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s attempt to promote on-farm conservation practices through the Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service). In more recent years, County SWCD’s have formed a strong partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. SWCDs are primarily funded by counties but also receive support from NYS as well as grants from the state, federal, and private programs. SWCDs perform important work benefiting Lake Ontario’s water quality.

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Dennis Kirby, Manager 
Orleans County Soil and Water 
446 West Avenue Albion, NY 14411 
Phone:  (585) 589-5959 Ext. 5 
Fax:  (855)347-7122
dennis.kirby@ny.nacdnet.net

 

Staff:

District Manager - Dennis Kirby - dennis.kirby@ny.nacdnet.net
Secretary/Treasurer - Judy Bennett - judy.bennett@ny.nacdnet.net
Technician - Katie Sommerfeldt - katie.sommerfeldt@ny.nacdnet.net
Technician - Megan McAnn - megan.mcann@ny.nacdnet.net