The Goossen Water Technology Farm is owned and operated by Lynn Goossen and located south of Colby, Kansas. Mr. Goossen is also a board member of the Groundwater District #4 in Northwest Kansas and has shown a strong desire to conserve water so future generations have the opportunity to make use of the vital water resource.
Mr. Goosen approached the Kansas Water Office in early 2020 in hopes to implement new irrigation technologies on his farm to help demonstrate to other local farmers these technologies do work to help extend the life of the Ogallala Aquifer for them as well as the communities that depend on it as well.
For the 2020 growing season, the plans for the farm will evaluate corn and soybean crops by installing soil moisture probes, remote ag sensing monitoring equipment, and experimenting with various, more efficient nozzle packages on different irrigation pivots.
To further ensure conservation, the Goosen Farm falls under the GMD4 LEMA, where action was taken by the local groundwater board members to reduce water use across their district. More information on the GMD4 LEMA can be obtained here http://gmd4.org/ .