Living in Jasper County means that agriculture is a huge part of our community and the overall land use. Due to this fact, the Jasper County SWCD spends a lot of its' time and resources on addressing agriculturally specific resource concerns. Educational and technical assistance to help land users improve the soil quality, and thereby water quality, of our county is available by contacting the Jasper County SWCD office.
Cover Crops: We don’t sell seed, but we do advise on what works for your farm setup.
Tillage Practices: Never till is the ideal, but we understand change is a journey and we are here to make your transition into less tillage successful.
Agriculture BMPs (Best Management Practices)
The term BMPs was coined nearly 35 years ago as a way to describe acceptable practices that could be implemented to protect water quality and promote soil health and conservation. A BMP can be a structural "thing" that you actually install on-the-ground. Examples may include runoff diversions, silt fence, stream buffers and ground cover vegetation over bare soil areas. A BMP can also be part of the "process" that you use in your overall land management.