The Chesapeake Bay Foundation asked me to write several articles about farmers doing their part to improve the soil and water resources on their farms. These articles are designed to showcase how and why, these farmers installed Best Management Practices such as “stream-side fencing” to exclude livestock from streams.
The article on this post is about Tom and Kaye Eavers of Mount Sidney, VA. Why did they fence their cows out of the streams? They did it to improve the health of their cows and for their customers. Click on this link to read the one-page article.
This is the tenth article in the series. To access all of the articles click here. Each article highlights the reasons farmers care about the natural resources on their farms and how partner organizations and funding from both public and private sources made it possible for them to do what they felt was right for their farm, their bottom line and for all those downstream.