headwatersHeadwaters Farm is a 60-acre property in the town of Orient that is owned and managed by the EMSWCD. The farm is the site of the District’s exciting new Headwaters Farm Incubator Program, which seeks to aid the development of new farm businesses by providing affordable access to land and farm resources.

In addition to making land available to start-up farm businesses, the Headwaters Farm also contains 15 acres of area lining the North Fork of Johnson Creek, which has been put into our StreamCare program to conserve and improve soil and water quality.

This interface between active agricultural production and vibrant natural environments is a critical component of Headwaters Farm. In order to ensure that agriculture and the surrounding environment can both thrive, Headwaters Farm also serves as a site for research and demonstration of conservation agriculture practices and stewardship.