Amanda Gumbert
UK Cooperative Extension Service
Kentucky Division of Conservation
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Passed in 1994
10+ acres in agriculture or forestry must develop a
water quality plan, implement plans by 2001
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Plan includes Best Management Practices (BMPs)
to protect water quality
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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
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Anyone farming or raising trees on 10+ acres
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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)
 Conservation District
 Cooperative Extension
Service
 NRCS Office
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A plan is the list of implemented BMPs
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Plans should be up-to-date and reflect current farm
activities
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A plan is the list of implemented BMPs
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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.
1. Web tool:
www.ca.uky.edu/awqa
2. Print document
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Agriculture Water Quality Planning