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Edge-of-Field Monitoring

Edge of Field Water Quality Monitoring equipment installed in a corn field in Daviess County, KY.
Edge-of-Field water quality monitoring equipment installed in a corn field in Daviess County, KY ,monitoring the effectiveness of installed conservation practices.

About Edge-of-Field Monitoring In Kentucky

NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to farmers in target watersheds who are interested in voluntarily installing monitoring stations. NRCS first introduced edge-of-field monitoring as an opportunity through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in 2013.

Fiscal Year 2019 Edge-of-Field Opportunities In Kentucky

In fiscal year 2018 Kentucky has chosen to offer Edge-of-Field Monitoring opportunities State-wide.

Kentucky NRCS is working in partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK). UK will provide professional monitoring of the Edge-of-Field stations installed throughout the State over a five-year period.

FY 2019 Edge-of-Field Monitoring Application Deadline 

NRCS accepts program applications on a continuing basis. However, when funding is available, NRCS sets signup cutoff dates to rank eligible applicants.

The next signup cutoff deadline for Edge-of-Field Monitoring applicants is July 19, 2019.

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Contact Information

Deena Wheby, Kentucky NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 859-224-7403