Wind and Water

Final Report for FW03-004

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Western
State: Wyoming
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Project Information

Abstract:

SUMMARY

The idea of this project was to use wind to produce water to areas to improve production of grasslands. This was achieved by getting a windmill to draw water and pipe it to the land. The grass in that area stayed green longer and produced more than other areas.

OBJECTIVE

The main objective is to harness wind for moving water to improve grassland production.

RESULTS

It is hard to produce enough water to travel a great distance to irrigate land. We tried to irrigate too much land and ended up minimizing the space. My goats grazed the specially irrigated area heavily and it became their preferred spot.

IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE

Clearly the more water on a piece of land, the better the production of feed will be.

Cooperators

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  • Blaine Horn

Research

Participation Summary
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