This is a collection of success stories of farmers implementing Best Management Practices I’ve written for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Jimmy Crosby, former bull rider, now a champion of soil health.
Forrest Pritchard, farmer, and best selling author is a soil health champion.
Ease of herd movemenet is the number one reason this farmer excluded livestock from the river that flows through his farm.
Scott Miller saved his forest and uses rotational grazing.
Marli Hickin, farmer and mother of five, teaches her children about sustainability.
Glenn and Arlene Reid fenced their cows out of a stream to prevent calf losses and for ease of herd movement.
“I could drink the water leaving our farm”.
Dr. Scott Nordstrom recommends fencing livestock out of streams for bio-security reasons.
Scott Plein: proving everyday that working farmers can be great producers and great conservationists.
He did a lot of livestock exclusion on his own…many miles of it.
He recommends fencing your cattle out of ponds and streams.
Father James Orthmann of Holy Cross Abbey
Marjie and John Gibson own Fort Story Farm on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia
Article on Mike Bazzle of Smith Creek. He is showing his well water before he excluded his cattle from the streams on his farm.
Millard and Jenny Driver
President of the Farm Bureau Federation on the Eastern Shore, Steve Sturgis implemented many BMPs.
This talented farrier recommends keeping your horses out of streams and other wet areas.
The Horn family of Mount Solon, Virginia. Three generations working on Delta Springs Farm.
Dale Powers – Shenandoah Valley – Middle River #8 Joe Beckenstrater – Shenandoah Valley – Smith Creek #9 Mike Bazzle – Shenandoah Valley – Smith Creek #10 Tom and Kaye Eavers – Shenandoah Valley – Middle River
#12 Dave and Tracy Lovell – Eastern Shore
PDF of Bobby’s Seven Principals of Getting More Conservation on the Ground
Other Writings By Bobby:
“I read every one of Bobby’s blog posts. They keep me informed on everything from their cattle farm operation to their best management practices in action. His blog always features relevant information on keeping our waters clean, our soil out of the runoff, and other environmental issues of our time.”
Logan KendleJMU ISAT 424 2012
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