About the Blanchard Demonstration Farms Network
The Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network (BRDFN) is a joint partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project. The Demonstration Farms showcase and demonstrate conservation practices that improve agriculture’s impact on downstream water quality in Ohio.
Establishing sites within the Blanchard River Watershed to test new and standard conservation systems in reducing phosphorus and sediment.
Establishing an efficient mechanism to share management approaches and information with farmers, agribusiness, conservation agencies, and the public.
Creating opportunities for our industry partners to test their research, provide technical assistance, and develop program implementation.
Sharing information and lessons learned from the Blanchard River Watershed throughout the Western Lake Erie Basin.
Demonstration Farm Sites
Ohio Farm Bureau collaborates with stakeholders in Hardin and Hancock Counties, as well as NRCS and other partners, to identify farms to participate as the demonstration sites.