Sherry Fischer, Stream and Watershed Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), has been a member of the FFP steering committee for seven years. She’s worked for MDC for more than 30 years, playing an integral role in the success of the Missouri Stream Team program, Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, and Fishers & Farmers Partnership. Sherry’s love of streams began while exploring at an early age near her childhood home in Jefferson City, MO, where she has also raised her family and lives now with her husband. Sherry enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family.
“Rivers and Streams are my passion and it’s all about the watershed. Connecting sustainable watershed land practices to receiving streams is why Fishers and Farmers has and will make a real difference.” ~Sherry Fischer
Terry Spence has served on the Fishers & Farmers steering committee for two years. He is second-generation owner and operator of a 400 acre farm near Unionville, MO, where he was born and raised, and then raised his own family. These days, Terry and family concentrate solely on beef cattle, a cow-calf operation. For the past 20 years, Terry has dedicated his free time to issues of importance to all family farmers. At the local level, he co-founded two grassroots organizations for which he currently serves as president: Family Farms for the Future (FFFF) and Citizens Legal Environmental Action Network (CLEAN). Terry believes farmers play an important role in providing food for families and communities while conserving natural resources.
Please join Fishers & Farmers in welcoming Sherry and Terry. Our mission is to foster fish habitat conservation and improve quality of life in partnership with the National Fish Habitat Partnership.