Fifteen conservation-minded farmers, non-farming landowners and policy makers toured Tony Ekovich’s farm on a beautiful evening in early June to see three of his conservation practices up close and in action. Participants learned of the great benefits Tony has seen with the use of his filter strips, the enormous and greatly-successful grassed waterway that cuts through the center of the fields and now stops all previous field gullying, as well as an ecological bonus and beautiful water spot where there was once only failed plowing attempts and a frustrated farmer.
Check out the evening’s videos and pictures, and post your questions or comments, below.
Don’t forget, we’re hosting another field day on Saturday, June 25th for the Galena Watershed. Call the LaPorte SWCD office for more information: 219-362-6633, ext. 3.