1. 2013 Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees returns to Waterman Farm on April 9, 2013 and September 10, 2013.  The field tours for new USDA-NRCS employees around the country demonstrate innovative agricultural best management practices such as the in-stream two-stage ditch concept and edge-of-field bioreactors.

  2. Since 2010, the Waterman Farm Education and Demonstration 319 Project has leveraged $300,000 in additional state and federal funding

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Waterman Farm 319 Demonstration and Education project, in particular, the two-stage ditch , has successfully leveraged nearly $300,000 in additional state and regional funding for research, education, and outreach on two-stage channels and alternative instream best management practices since implementation in 2010. We currently have three more pending proposals that, if funded, would leverage an additional $845,000 for state and regional work on alternative in-stream best management practices in agricultural ditches.


  3. International EcoSummit Features Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch

    Apr 8, 2013

    Waterman Farm was a featured stop for the International Ecosummit field tour on stream restoration practices in October 2012. Dr. Andy Ward led the Waterman portion of the tour explaining the benefits of two-stage ditches. Dr. Jonathan Witter presented the benefits of a self-forming channel design. Dr. Jessica D’Ambrosio co-led tour, in collaboration with Kyle Wilson from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District, helping answer questions for participants and in representing the The Ohio State University and the two-stage ditch design.

  4. Annual Congressional Assistant's Tour comes to Waterman Farm

    Apr 8, 2013

    In August 2012, more than 20 legislative aids, adminstrative personnel and congressional assistant held their annual tour on the Columbus campus at Ohio State University. The tour had a focus on Lake Erie and phosphorous issues in Ohio. The tour stopped at the Waterman Farm two-stage ditch to talk about nutrients, water and environmental issues related to agricultural management and nutrients including the communication problems around this topic.

  5. Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch the Cover Story in Ohio Farmer Magazine

    Apr 8, 2013

    Ohio State's Waterman Farm two-stage ditch was featured as the cover page story in Ohio Farmer Magazine in July 2012 under the title Double Ditching. Statewide circulation of Ohio Farmer is 20,000.

  6. Federation of Soil and Water Conservation District Orientation for New Employees

    Apr 8, 2013

    Between May 2012 and June 2012, three separate field tours were conducted at Ohio State's Waterman Farm for nearly 75 new USDA-NRCS employees from more than 10 states. The field tour demonstrated innovative agricultural best management practices including the two-stage ditch concept and edge-of-field bioreactor.

  7. Ohio Stormwater Conference comes to Ohio State's Waterman Farm

    Apr 8, 2013

    In May 2012, the Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch was a featured stop on the tour of stream restoration projects in central Ohio as a water quality best management practice with application in both rural and urban environments.

  8. Waterman Farm Two-Stage Ditch Featured in Great Lakes Regional Water Program Event

    Apr 8, 2013

    In September 2011 researchers, educuators, land improvement contractors and state and federal government employees from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, and Iowa met at The Ohio State University to tour Waterman Farm's two-stage ditch in an effort to build regional capacity to implement the two-stage ditch design concept in the Midwest.  Read More...

  9. Waterman Farm Advisory Board Looks to Fill a Seat in Plant Pathology

    Oct 20, 2011

    Contact Craig Fendrick,, for more information.

  10. The Second Phase of Two-Stage Ditch Construction Completed in September 2011

    Jul 29, 2011

    An additional 400 feet of two-stage ditch was constructed at Ohio State's Waterman Farm in September. This portion of the ditch was constructed as a one-sided ditch to demonstrate two-stage design options and to test the transition zones between treatment types. Nearly 1,000 feet of ditch has been converted to two-stage design since June 2010.