Best Management Practices
We promote a series of different best management practices providing education, background, and technical information to producers in the region.
Children's Conservation Field Day
Each year the Blackford County SWCD hosts a “Conservation Day of Learning” at Lake Placid. All Blackford County 3rd graders meet for a day full of fun activities and interesting presentations. Conservation officers discuss boat safety and firefighters discuss fire safety… with real life props! Purdue extension and others cover subjects from watersheds to owl pellets. The day is brought to a crescendo with Jungle John and his Silly Safari’s Zoo. Exotic animals result in smiles, screams, and laughter!
Additional educational events:
Here are some short videos that describe the sort of practices that our producers implement. We promote these practices as part of our outreach efforts. Implementation of these types of Best Management Practices help us achieve our ultimate goal which is to increase conservation practices that improve soil and water quality for future generations.