Glover Farming named Cooperator of the Year
Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:01 pm
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with landowners to improve the quality of the natural resources. Farmers and landowners around the county work with the agency to address various problems from erosion and poor water quality to poultry litter storage and decreased wildlife habitat.
NRCS recently hosted an annual banquet that honored the conservation work done by the county’s landowners. The agency also recognized one landowner or entity that has the highest score among the county’s top conservation-minded landowners based on a point per acre system; and they are named the cooperator of the year. The cooperator of the year for 2010 is Glover Farming, an entity comprised of David Glover, Van Glover and Mike and Natalie Terry.
Glover Farming works several thousand acres and has implemented numerous conservation practices on their farms. Glover Farming currently has 1,800 acres in no-till crop production and another 11 acres grassed to conservation buffers consisting of an orchard grass, timothy and clover mix. They have also restored and/or enhanced over 180 acres of wetlands for wildlife.
Forest improvements such as bottom land hardwood tree plantings were also done on over 110 acres. Several erosion control structures were also constructed with technical and financial assistance from NRCS. For their desire and efforts to conserve the natural resources, Glover Farming was named NRCS’s Cooperator of the year.
NRCS is a federal agency that is open to work with all landowners and farmers to improve the quality of the natural resources.
For more information, contact the local NRCS office.
Published in The Messenger 5.11.10