Improving Livestock and Grain Farms' Environmental Quality through Watershed Headwaters Learning Communities

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2002: $24,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Richard Moore
Ohio State University


  • Agronomic: corn, oats, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, fish
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, manure management, grazing - rotational, watering systems, winter forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, cooperatives, marketing management, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, biodiversity, hedges - grass, grass waterways, habitat enhancement, indicators, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, cultivation, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, composting, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, social capital, social networks, 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.