Wabash County SWCD utilizes the County Farm as an outdoor learning facility for area educators and also to demonstrate conservation practices.
In 2012 the Wabash County Farm was selected as one of the Northeast Area Training Hubs in Indiana for the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (CCSI). This is a state wide initiative to educate producers and Indiana Conservation Partnership Staff on the Systems approach to Soil Health.
- Training days for area farmers, agronomists, NRCS employees.
- Educational station trail.
- Corn maze was created by interns and utilized by area groups as a fundraiser.
- Cover crop demonstration area.
- Crops grown on the farm using conservation practices.
- Trails are maintained and tours can be arranged.
- Continued work on maintaining the cemetery and searching for more stones.
- Wooded areas will be maintained and utilized as a learning area for conservation forestry and wildlife.
- The Wabash County Soil and Water Conservation District plans to continue maintain the County Farm and continue developing the farm as a learning facility. Some future plans include:
- Continue hiring interns and finishing summer projects, including creating useful curriculum for area teachers.
- Continue utilizing conservation practices in the tillable and wooded acres.
- Host more training days for agricultural producers and other groups.
- Create formal signs at education stations and on trails.
How can you help?
- Support Wabash County Soil & Water Conservation District by attending our field days and meetings.
- Arrange a tour of the farm.
- Provide historical data/photos you may have for the farm.
- Provide help with curriculum development