BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Meeting schedule: 4th Wednesday of every month
10:00 a.m. at the District office (unless otherwise noted)
November 17 (3rd week)
December 15 (3rd week)
Farm-Friendly Toolbox for Onondaga County Municipalities
Local governments have an important role in creating "farm-friendly" land use policies to ensure viability for farms and the agricultural economy. The Onondaga County's Agriculture + Farmland Protection Plan planning team has assembled a set of tools for municipalities to assess your local plans, zoning, subdivision, and farmland protection program for ag-friendly best practices. This webinar will introduce the Farm-Friendly Toolbox, including topics of local interest and best practices from communities in New York State, and answer questions from participants.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Please use this link to register, and a zoom meeting link will be emailed to you. Please also feel free to share this invitation to others who may be interested.
The final toolbox will also be posted to our Plan website at agriculture.ongov.net, where you can also sign up for email updates, hear about upcoming events, and see plan components as they are posted over the coming months.
2020 DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE
In Case of Emergency
In case assistance is needed at an agricultural spill, and it's after office hours (4:30 p.m.) you can call Mark Burger directly at 315-415-5057.
For details on renting the new ESCH no-till drill, click on the page 'More' and click on Services/Conservation Rental Equipment.
The office will be closed in observance of these holidays
Links to partnering organizations and info sheets:
Skaneateles Lake Watershed
Kettle Lakes Watershed News:
Snow and Ice Control Best Management Practicessnow_and_ice_control_best_management_practices.pdf
Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles - What you need to know.
Water Deflectors - Managing Surface Water & Reducing Erosion on Unpaved Roads
Blue Green Algae - What you need to know
What's the Poop on Manure Lagoons? To watch the interview, click belowhttp://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2017/06/whats_the_poop_on_manure_lagoons_see_how_they_work_why_farmers_need_them_video.html
What Does Dumping Milk Mean?
What can we do to help?
Imagine this. You wake up one morning and head to work which happens to be at the end of your driveway in the barn on the farm that your great-grandfather bought generations ago. You walk into the barn and see some of your hard-working staff milking cows so you head to the barn office and plan your day ahead. Your phone rings. It’s your milk processor where your milk is delivered every single day. They tell you that they won’t be coming to pick up your milk today.
Read more. Click on the link below for the full write-up:
Our mission is to promote excellence in the wise use of our rural/urban natural resources.
Our vision is to live in a society in which future generations will have natural resources necessary to sustain and enrich their quality of life.
The Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.