Clean Waters Initiative: On the Farm

Access to clean water and healthy soil is critical to the success and sustainability of commercial producers. Lifestyle agriculturalists and horse owners, likewise, rely on both these items for the health and well-being of their animals.

Collectively, commercial producers, recreational farmers, and the general public are best-served by best management practices intended to protect clean surface water as well as promote healthy soil.

Below are links to several Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) publications providing more information about best management practices relating to pasture management, stream protection, and crop management.

Pasture Management

Crop Management

Additional Information

To learn more about these practices, contact VCE staff supporting Loudoun County at 703-777-0373. Contact the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District at 571-918-4530 to learn about conservation or stream protection project assistance opportunities.