Agricultural activities can have a major impact on water quality. Plowing and tilling and animal heavy use areas can be a significant source of sediment and nutrient pollution. The Conservation District assists farmers in protecting their soil and managing their manure.
With over 500 farming operations totaling nearly 100,000 acres, agriculture is an important part of the local economy and rural landscape of Fulton County. The Fulton County Conservation District is dedicated to providing educational, technical and financial assistance to our farmers through the following programs:
Pennsylvania has environmental regulations for agricultural activities. There are regulations for:
- Erosion and sediment pollution control
- Manure management
These are regulations that all agricultural operations, regardless of size, must comply with. Ask yourself… Is my farming operation in compliance with state regulations?
To learn more, review Regulatory Requirements for Agriculture