Soil Conservation District Offices

December 2000/January 2001

Don't Be A Stick In The Mud!

We often have lots of little annoying problems on our farms, and we try to come up with inventive solutions to deal with them. Chances are, you are not the first one with that little annoying farm issue, so why re-invent the wheel! You may find a quick and easy solution, FREE, by contacting your local Cooperative Extension or Soil Conservation District. n For example -- got a mud problem on your farm? Who doesn't. This is one solution available from your local Soil Conservation District:

CONTROLLING MUD ON YOUR FARM
Mud can be a big problem wherever animals congregate, especially around gates, water troughs, barn entrances, and feeding pads. If mud in these areas is making you and your horses miserable, heavy use pads are an easy and somewhat inexpensive fix.

To construct a heavy use pad:

Material Costs for 10' x 10' Heavy Use Area
Materials calculations:

Cost Estimate (prices are approximations): Fabric = $50; #2 stone = $75; CR6 stone = $ 40 Total $165

But they have a million solutions to your millions of problems -- give them a call. It is free -- paid for by your tax dollars.

Allegany
Anne Arundel
Baltimore Co.
Calvert
Caroline
Carroll
Carroll (Balt. #)
Catoctin
Cecil
Charles
Dorchester
Frederick
Garrett
301-777-1747
410-222-7822
410-666-1188
410-535-1521
410-479-1202
410-848-8200
410-876-0499
301-695-2803
410-398-4411
301-934-9588
410-228-5640
301-695-2803
301-334-6951
Harford
Howard
Kent
Montgomery
Prince George’s
Queen Anne’s
St. Mary’s
Somerset
Talbot
Washington
Wicomico
Worcester
410-838-6181
410-465-3180
410-778-5150
301-590-2855
301-574-5162
410-758-3136
301-475-8402
410-651-0390
410-822-1344
301-797-6821
410-546-4777
410-632-5439