One of the winners of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award is proof that organizations from different sectors can work together to meet complex sustainability challenges.
In a recent episode, Dairy Stream podcast host Mike Austin talks with Ryan Flaherty, director of business partnerships at Sustainable Conservation; Richie Mayo, farm manager at De Jager Farms; and Domonic Rossini, agronomic relationship manager at Netafim USA. They discuss the dip irrigation process, regulatory landscape, crop benefits and more.
Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy sponsored this episode.
- 1:58: How and why the sustainable conservation partnership formed (Flaherty answer)
- 3:58: How flood irrigation works (Mayo)
- 4:59: Manure drip irrigation has its hurdles (Rossini)
- 6:34: Subsurface irrigation drip rate (Rossini)
- 7:44: Water consumption, crop yield (Mayo)
- 9:44: Innovation working under environmental and regulatory scrutiny (Flaherty)
- 12:12: Previous relationships led to transparent support (Flaherty)
- 13:20: Impact on groundwater quality (Mayo)
- 15:17: Minimal maintenance (Rossini)
- 20:01: De Jager Farms’ long-term outlook focuses on environmental impact (Mayo)
- 22:10: Advice to start system using manure effluent (Mayo)
- 24:50: Cost-sharing programs and grants (Flaherty)
- 27:25: Partnership stays organized because of focused communication (Rossini)
- 30:06: Farmers tasked with providing sustainable production methods (Mayo)
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