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					Agriculture Water
 Quality Planning



        Amanda Gumbert
 UK Cooperative Extension Service
 Kentucky Division of Conservation
 KY Agriculture Water Quality Act
 Passed in 1994

 10+ acres in agriculture or forestry must develop a
water quality plan, implement plans by 2001

 Plan includes Best Management Practices (BMPs)
to protect water quality

 Established the KY Ag Water Quality Authority
    Multi-agency committee
    Developed the KY Ag Water Quality State Plan
    Tasked with reviewing BMPs, implementing the Act
         So, who needs a plan?
 Anyone farming or raising trees on 10+ acres

 Anyone applying for cost share
   Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share
    Program (State cost share)
   NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program
    (EQIP)
   GOAP County Ag Investment Program (CAIP)
Sharing Information…
       Agency Assistance
Conservation District


Cooperative Extension
   Service

NRCS Office
       Old plans, new plans…
 A plan is the list of implemented BMPs

 Plans should be up-to-date and reflect current farm
      activities
       Old plans, new plans…
 A plan is the list of implemented BMPs

 The self-certification is NOT your Ag Water Quality
      Plan
This is NOT your Ag Water Quality Plan,
 this is only the self-certification sheet.
What if I don’t have a plan?
      Planning Tools
1. Web tool:
www.ca.uky.edu/awqa

2. Print document
www.ca.uky.edu/awq
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