Congratulations to 2021 Henry County Conservationist of the Year Kevin Bomar!
Henry County farmer Kevin Bomar was awarded the 2021 Henry County Conservationist of the Year by the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce during the 2021 TN River Jam. The Conservationist of the Year is awarded annually and is designed to recognize farmers/producers in Henry County who delivers exceptional conservation results, is highly innovative, has shown that they are a leader in conservation, and shares knowledge within the agriculture industry. Kevin exceeds all of these qualifications and is a great example of conservation stewardship. Kevin farms over 2500 acres of row crop in Henry County, including corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat. He has worked diligently with NRCS to control soil erosion and conserve the productivity of his soil by implementing different conservation practices on his farm over the past several years, including cover crop, no-till, underground outlet, livestock watering facility, water & sediment control basins, and grade stabilization structure. In 2020, Kevin implemented a 5 species mix cover crop on almost 1300 acres. Cover crops are used to control erosion, add fertility & organic material to the soil, improve soil tilth, increase infiltration & aeration of the soil, and improve overall soil health.
Congratulations to Kevin for his conservation efforts to improve the land and water resources in Henry County! The Henry County SCD thanks Kevin for his past works and continued devotion to soil conservation and sustainability for future generations!
It's planting and hay season in Tennessee! This means we'll see an increase of slow moving farm equipment on the roads. Please be extra cautious and patient when following and approaching tractors and other farm machinery. Stay back, enjoy the scenery, and share the road! Our farmers are doing an important job for us!
Do You Know What Soil Type You Have?
Would you like to know more about your soil? Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides official soil data and maps produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world and is operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. WSS allows you to generate a custom soil resource report and even print a soil map and data description for free! It's user friendly and easy to search by address, county or by using the easy map tool. Click the link below to get started on Web Soil Survey and find out what's under your feet!
Thank you for helping make our 2021 Arbor Day a great success!
We gave away over 1200 seedlings of Virginia Pine, Northern Red Oak, Native Sweet Pecan, Sawtooth Oak, Overcup Oak, Pignut Hickory and Shagbark Hickory!
Photo by Paris Post Intellengencer