Hear how producer John Scherder and MDC Fisheries regional lead Chris Williamson connected and turned a ripple of interest into a wave of cover crop adoption in Peno Creek Watershed.
A 2008 conversation made conservation easier in Rachel Hopkins’ watershed. “There wasn’t much trust between farmers and conservationists,” she says, “but we said what bugged us and formed a farmer-led committee.”
“We wanted to collaborate with farmers,” said Missouri Department of Conservation’s Chris Williamson, “but we didn’t know how. So instead of developing a program and trying to pitch it, we listened.”
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