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Charles City Watershed Project Meeting Tuesday

The Charles City Watershed Project is the subject of an informational meeting on Tuesday targeting absentee farmland owners and their tenants. 

That’s Doug Johnson with the Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District and coordinator for the Watershed Project, which covers about 35,000 acres mostly west and north of Charles City. He describes the objectives of the project.

Johnson adds that property owners in Charles City are also invited to join the meeting.

The watershed meeting Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon is free and includes a sack lunch. No pre-registration is required, but you contact Johnson to reserve your spot. 

Douglas Johnson

Charles City Watershed Project Coordinator

Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation District

623 Beck Street

Charles City, Iowa 50616

(641) 228-2725 Ext. 3

Email: [email protected]


                             Charles City Watershed Project 

           Landowners and Farm Managers Meeting Agenda

February 22, 2022:   8:30-Noon                                                                                                                                 

North Iowa Community College: 203 Brantingham Street; Charles City, Iowa (Next to Hy-Vee) 

Seating will be arranged to allow for “social distancing”. Face masking recommended.


Welcome, Meeting Objectives and Agenda (8:30-8:35)                                                                                                    

Ken Pecinovsky: Floyd Soil and Water Conservation District Chair; Nashua, Iowa


Charles City Watershed Project Objectives and 2020-2021 Water Quality Findings (8:35-9:00)                

Doug Johnson: Charles City Watershed Project Coordinator; Charles City, Iowa


Iowa State University Extension Crop Nutrient and Soil pH Management Recommendations (9:00-9:30)                          Terry Basol: Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist; Nashua, Iowa


Improving Soil Health and Soil Productivity (9:30-10:00)                                                                                   

Alisha Sedlmayr: NRCS Area Soil Health Specialist; West Union, Iowa


Break (10:00-10:10)


Planning, Establishing, and Managing Cover Crops (10:10-10:20)                                                                       

Josh Heims: NRCS District Conservationist; Charles City, Iowa


Economic and Environmental Benefits of Conservation Practices Adaptable to Your Farm (10:20-10:35)                       

Doug Johnson: Charles City Watershed Project Coordinator


Local Producer Perspectives on “Conservation Farming” and Landowner-Tenant Relationships               (10:35- 10:50)                                                                                                                                                             

Trent Dight: Farmer and Charles City Watershed Advisory Committee Member; Rockford, IA                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Andy Johnson: Farmer and Floyd Soil and Water Conservation District Vice-Chair; Floyd, IA                                                                                                                                                 

Technical and Financial Assistance for Conservation Practices That Build Soil Health and Protect Water Quality (10:50-11:00)                                                                                                                                             

Doug Johnson: Charles City Watershed Project Coordinator                                                          


Farmland Leasing Options to Encourage Conservation Systems Adoption (11:00-11:25)                                                       

Ann Johanns: Iowa State University Extension Program Specialist; Nashua, IA                                                                                                    

Questions and Answers/Closing Comments (11:25-11:30) – Ken Pecinovsky

Lunch (11:30-12:00) Provided by the Floyd Soil and Water Conservation District                          

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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