Grass-roots Empowerment in Kentucky's Local Conservation Districts: Leadership Training on Sustainable Land and Water Quality Management Practices

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $86,280.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Federal Funds: $26,690.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $25,090.00
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Coleman
Kentucky Division of Conservation

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, millet, oats, rye, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, peaches, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, sheep, swine, fish
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands
  • Pest Management: chemical control, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.