Brown’s Farm at Chauncey, Inc. has been named Dodge County’s Conservationist of the Year by the Central Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented at the district’s annual program for their achievements in soil and water conservation.
Brown’s Farm at Chauncey, Incorporated is located in southern Dodge County and is operated by Roger, Jenny, Jaye, and Caitlin Brown. Brown’s Farm at Chauncey presently manages 600 acres of farmland. Almost all of the crop land and pasture is irrigated with center pivots using remote monitoring and control equipment. All center pivot irrigation systems on the farm have been retrofitted with low pressure sprinklers with drops and are utilized through an injection system to provide fertilization and chemigation. Their row cropping includes conservation tillage, terraces, water outlets and grass waterways. Wells and ponds are also being used for irrigation practices. Brown’s Farm participated in the cost share program with the NRCS and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission to build an irrigation pond to aid in supplying water to their pivots. Besides row cropping, they manage a 100 pure bred Black Angus herd, permanent pastures, timberland and a beginning silvopasture. Brown’s Farm also participates in several experimental projects through NRCS and UGA; the current project is Alfalfa interseeded into a permanent Bermuda grass pasture. Brown’s Farm is cost sharing with the NRCS in a Hoop House program to be managed by Jenny Brown. The Brown’s goal is to manage and improve the land while utilizing all available conservation practices.
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