By voluntarily participating in VSP, producers provide critical information for Douglas County's work group which uses established benchmarks to achieve BMPs. Some initiatives for producers in Douglas County include reducing tillage, installing livestock fencing, re-vamping irrigation systems, and implementing wildlife structures.
Foster Creek CD has cost share available to help transition up to 250 acres from conventional systems.
Direct seeding allows farmers to fertilize and plant into undisturbed, no-till soils in one field operation. This practice improves soil structure and moisture, enhances agricultural viability, and limits erosion.