October 14-18, WAC hosted a small group of farmers from Welsh Water/Brecon Beacons. Welsh Water is looking to implement Watershed (Catchment) management that parallels the work being done by WAC. The group consisted of Nigel Elgar (DCMU Welsh Water), Keri Davies and Richard Roderick. On Tuesday October 15, the group visited our East of Hudson Agricultural Program in Yorktown Heights. On Wednesday October 16, they traveled up to the West of Hudson region and visited two farms: Evans and Evans Farm and Andes Mountain Farm, both in Andes, NY. On Thursday October 17, the group joined the Watershed Agricultural Programs 2019 Ag Tour, visiting three Watershed Farms. Holley-Hill Farm (Dairy), Posthaven Farm (Dairy) and Gladstone Farms (Beef) were all toured with 100+ attendees. Friday October 18, was their final day in the NYC Watershed. The group started the day by presenting to the WAP staff in Walton on their farms and conservation backgrounds, and concluded with a Precision Feed Management and Nutrient Management discussion at Byebrook Farm, in Bloomville, NY.
We were happy to host our Welsh friends and look forward to working with them in the future!