Local farmer, Tomm Brady, of Bell Buckle was recently featured in a USDA-NRCS #FridaysOnTheFarm article. Mr. Brady utilized the EQIP program with assistance from the NRCS and Bedford County SCD to devise a conservation plan for his 80-acre farm which has proven beneficial to himself, his herd and the environment. His future plans include implementing a multi-species herd. For the full story, please read the original article on the NRCS website.
Soil health is the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains and improves the living condition of plants, animals and humans. The Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are partnering to provide answers to the most frequently asked soil health questions on a webpage.
Should visitors need additional information there is a form on the page where questions can be submitted to two Soil Health experts: Greg Brann and Mike Hubbs. A profile of each expert is also available on the page.
In additon to the FAQ, visitors will be able to view a soil health photo gallery and videos.