1. 2013 Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees returns to Waterman Farm on April 9, 2013 and September 10, 2013.  The field tours for new USDA-NRCS employees around the country demonstrate innovative agricultural best management practices such as the in-stream two-stage ditch concept and edge-of-field bioreactors.

  2. Since 2010, the Waterman Farm Education and Demonstration 319 Project has leveraged $300,000 in additional state and federal funding

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Waterman Farm 319 Demonstration and Education project, in particular, the two-stage ditch , has successfully leveraged nearly $300,000 in additional state and regional funding for research, education, and outreach on two-stage channels and alternative instream best management practices since implementation in 2010. We currently have three more pending proposals that, if funded, would leverage an additional $845,000 for state and regional work on alternative in-stream best management practices in agricultural ditches.


  3. International EcoSummit Features Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch

    Apr 8, 2013

    Waterman Farm was a featured stop for the International Ecosummit field tour on stream restoration practices in October 2012. Dr. Andy Ward led the Waterman portion of the tour explaining the benefits of two-stage ditches. Dr. Jonathan Witter presented the benefits of a self-forming channel design. Dr. Jessica D’Ambrosio co-led tour, in collaboration with Kyle Wilson from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, helping answer questions for participants and in representing the The Ohio State University and the two-stage ditch design.