River Friendly Farms Assessment and Handbook

The River-Friendly Farm Plan is a tool for self-assessment of an overall farming operation, published in 2002, authored by Rhonda Janke, then K-State Associate Professor and Extension Specialist and Dan Nagengast, then Executive Director of the Kansas Rural Center. The overall goal of the plan is protecting and improving water quality in RFF screenshotKansas. This plan is a workbook format that lets you assess how you are doing in various areas and create an action plan for corrections in areas that need attention.

The objectives of the River Friendly Farm Plan are to:

  • Help to define farm goals and strengthen progress towards goals.
  • Reduce costs in  the long term, if not in the short term.
  • Lead to improved quality of natural resources (soil, water, air) and be part of a good neighbor policy.
  • Improve quality of life for farmers and families.
  • Maintain confidentiality and farmer control over the process.

Download the document:

RFF July 2002 RTF format