On the Farm

Read the latest from the Farm Planning and Agricultural Assistance Program.

Jan 27

A Day in the Farm Field

Posted on January 27, 2023 at 1:44 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

PCD’s Farm Team was welcomed by this horse when work started on a farm plan on the Key Peninsula.
PCD’s Farm Team was welcomed by this horse when work started on a farm plan on the Key Peninsula.

When you visit a farm, you encounter lots of animals! PCD’s Farm Team regularly visits farms to offer landowners the resources and assistance needed to better manage their land. From establishing fencing, implementing rotational grazing, or creating an efficient manure bin, these animals are getting a better home

If you’re interested in learning more about farm planning and agricultural assistance, please visit the farm team website.

A white dog named Potter looks at the camera. He is sitting outside on grass.
Potter’s farm just got a big native plant delivery to help restore its creek side property.

This goat Snowflake's owners received a free soil test to get pasture grass growth for her!
 Snowflake’s owners received a free soil test to help promote better pasture grass growth for her!

Sep 28

PCD Welcomes a New Farm Resource Specialist

Posted on September 28, 2022 at 4:24 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

Sarah Lemon with Dahli, one of Carnation Farms Finn sheep.
Sarah Lemon with Dahli, one of Carnation Farms Finn sheep.

We are excited to announce that Sarah Lemon has joined the PCD team as a Farm Resource Specialist! She will be focusing on the Puyallup Watershed.  

Sarah joins the team after several years of full-time livestock farming, most recently at Carnation Farms in Carnation, WA.  

Sarah brings expertise in soil science, small-scale livestock production, agricultural policy, and poultry processing.  Her background includes a BS in geology from Colgate, an MS in geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and a recent Graduate Certificate in Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.  

Outside the office Sarah can be found working sheep for fun, dancing, and getting to know her new Pacific Northwest home.   

We are excited to welcome Sarah to the team and hope you’ll bump into her in the office or at one of our events!  

Apr 27

Second Deadline for Farm Financial Assistance Program Announced

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 4:45 PM by Camila Matamala-Ost

A row of flowers next to a row of kale at Franklin Pierce FarmsPUYALLUP, Wash. (March 31, 2022) - The Pierce Conservation District recently announced a second application deadline of Thursday, June 16, 2022, for assistance to implement on-farm improvements in the Puyallup and Nisqually watersheds through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program. 

This is the fifth sign-up for this five-year program, which has a total of $700,000 in financial assistance to implement practices, of which $309,000 is available for contracting.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service LogoThis project is made possible through a partnership agreement with USDA-NRCS Washington through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which is funded through the Farm Bill. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

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