Neighbor to Neighbor | Peno Creek Cooperative Partnership

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John Scherder planted cover crops in a difficult year, saw their benefits and never turned back. A strategic plan turned fisheries biologist Chris Williamson’s attention from Peno Creek to the land, to protect the stream. The two connected in a meeting where listening was the focus. And from there a small group found a way to make trying cover crops easy.

In this edition of Fishers & Farmers, Neighbor to Neighbor, Scherder Family Farms owner John Scherder and Missouri Department of Conservation Fisheries regional lead Chris Williamson tell how they connected, how Fishers & Farmers Partnership funding and workshops energized their work, and how they turned a ripple of interest into a wave of cover crop adoption.