Do the people driving down your road recognize cover cropping when they see it? Do they notice a field where “no-till” planting is building soil health? Do they appreciate the importance of growing permanent grass, especially on our most vulnerable soils?
New roadside signs developed by the Franklin County Conservation District (website hyperlinked) are available to celebrate examples of such conservation practices! The tag-line, “For my land, for our water” conveys the benefits the landowner sees in soil health, stream-bank stabilization, and crop productivity, as well as the water quality benefits that everyone appreciates.
The FWA purchased 65 signs to give to our members for free! 30 for cover cropping, 20 for growing grass, and 15 for no-till. These signs will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis – so please email us at FarmersWatershedAllianceNW@gmail.com if you would like some signs for your fields!
Placement and storage considerations:
- Place signs more than 14 feet from the white line of any state roads or they will be picked up by the state highway crews. Restrictions on town roads may vary.
- Place your signs where they will be visible from the road, and not blocked by growing vegetation.
- Remove and store your signs when the practice you are advertising is no longer obviously visible (e.g. cover crop has been terminated.)
- Remove and store your signs before winter. With proper care, signs should last two or more seasons.
- Take a picture with the sign, the practice you are promoting (and yourself, if you wish!) and send it to FranklinCountyNRCD@gmail.com and/or FarmersWatershedAllianceNW@gmail.com. Your pictures will be used to further promote the good work farmers are doing.
- 18” x 24”
- Full color
- Wire H-frame stake included