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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7-Minutes)

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This film tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality. The film was produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster and sponsored by Stroud Water Research…

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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)

800 448 Stroud Water Research Center

This film tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality. The film was produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster and sponsored by Stroud Water Research…

Cattle grazing. Photo courtesy Deep Roots Valley Farm

Farm Stewardship Partner in Spotlight

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Will and Kelly Smith share their experiences of conservation work done with the Stroud Center and the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.

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“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere

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The 26-minute documentary film, produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

Preserving Chesapeake Freshwater Resources Through Farming Outreach and Partnerships

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Join Matt Ehrhart for a free discussion on the Stroud Center’s efforts to help farmers use best management practices for whole farm restoration — preventing freshwater pollution in the Chesapeake Bay at its source.

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Agricultural policy and practice in the Chesapeake and Delaware Watersheds

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Ehrhart, M. and J. Jackson. 2018. Water Resources Impact 20(5):22-23.

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Good Fences Make Good Water

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Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.

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Soil Health Management: Changing Conversations, Revolutionizing Agriculture

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Soil health management recognizes that the soil is a diverse, dynamic ecosystem that, under proper management, will support healthy crops with fewer inputs.