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Neighbor to Neighbor | Farmers of Mill Creek & Petenwell Castle Rock Stewards

After presenting at a meeting, farmer John Eron walked up to lakeshore owner Rick Georgeson and said, “You bring lake people to my farm, and I'll bring farmers to your lakes.'" From there a relationship grew that has healed old wounds, opened minds, improved soil and water, energized two communities, and inspired new alliances in […]

Boots on the Ground | Shoal Creek Woodlands for Wildlife

Rachel Hopkins uses the word “heartburn” to describe moments when she and her dad, Steve Yokom, size up new conservation practices for their Missouri farm. Both have a keen eye for business, but change can demand a deep swallow. Rachel credits local landowners and conservation managers who had a conversation in 2008 for making it […]

Neighbor to Neighbor | Cannon River Watershed Partnership

Eleven farmers who intensively planted cover crops in Minnesota’s Rice Creek watershed since 2018 now see better stream health, fish habitat, water quality, and farm profits. Monitoring shows that cover crops on 27% of tillable acres are keeping 9000 pounds of nitrate and 200,000 pounds of sediment out of the creek every year, and neighbors […]