Tool Provides Digest of Land Information

Farmers! Landowners! People who just want to get some details on the dirt their houses sit on! Check out This new tool from the University of Missouri extension. “The Ag Site Assessment Tool, developed by University of Missouri Extension, integrates information from multiple sources into a report describing physical, cultural and environmental characteristics of a piece of land.” Draw an outline of a parcel of land less than 10,000 acres and you’ll get a report. I tried it on some land here in North Carolina and it worked fine. There was a little weirdness (it complains if you overlap the outline you draw, and apparently here in central NC I have to be concerned about an endangered clam) but I got information about my soil, population in the area, hydrology characteristics, etc.

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