Annual Congressional Assistant's Tour comes to Waterman Farm

April 8, 2013

In August 2012, more than 20 legislative aids, adminstrative personnel and congressional assistant held their annual tour on the Columbus campus at Ohio State University. The tour had a focus on Lake Erie and phosphorous issues in Ohio. The tour stopped at the Waterman Farm two-stage ditch to talk about nutrients, water and environmental issues related to agricultural management and nutrients including the communication problems around this topic. The Waterman Farm two-stage ditch serves as an excellent demonstrates innovative, cost-effective practices that farmers can adopt to help reduce nutrient and sediment loading to Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico.