Conservation Legacy Awards

Jan 9, 2014
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2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Midwest Region: David Ausberger 1

David Ausberger is the Midwest winner of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. His farm has been no-till since 1981 and he has a strong commitment to stewardship of the land....More
Jan 9, 2014
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2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: Northeast Region: Mark and Phyllis Legan 1

Mark and Phyllis Legan are the northeast region winners of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. They farm near Coatsville, Ind., and have constructed a pond and wetlands to create wildlife habitat. The Legans have been no-till since they started farming and have recently started using cover crops....More
Jan 9, 2014
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2014 Conservation Legacy Awards: South Region: Jerry Peery 1

Jerry Peery farms at Clinton, Ky., and is the south region winner of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. He got bit by the no-till bug in the early 1970s and started planting cover crops in 1980. All of his acreage now gets cover crops planted on it....More
Jan 25, 2013
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2013 Conservation Legacy Awards: Midwest Region: Gail Fuller 2

Gail Fuller is a farmer by occupation; he also is equal parts philosopher and futurist. This Emporia, Kan., farmer quotes an ancient philosopher: “To be a successful farmer, one must first know the nature of the soil,” he says, quoting Xenophon of Athens, a Greek author who wrote those words nearly 2,500 years ago. From Fuller’s point of view, “knowing the soil” has slipped pretty far down the priority list in today’s agriculture. But it is job one at Fuller Farms....More
Jan 25, 2013
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2013 Conservation Legacy Awards: Northeast Region: Roger Wenning 39

Soil health is the main focus at Wenning Farms, in the rolling hills and tight clay soils of southeastern Indiana. The family operates more than 600 acres in a corn/soybean rotation....More
Jan 25, 2013
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2013 Conservation Legacy Awards: South Region: Jeremy Jack

Combine flat fields, lots of rainfall and a need for irrigation to fight summer heat and it becomes obvious that moisture management is critical for Jeremy Jack, South Region winner of the 2013 Conservation Legacy Awards. “In the Mississippi Delta, one of our biggest conservation efforts goes into water management,” Jack says. “Soil and nutrient management is set by the way we manage water.”...More
Feb 1, 2012
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2012 Conservation Legacy Award Midwest Region Winner: Jacob Farms 2

Ryan Speer, Jacob Farms, Sedgwick, KS, talks about his conservation efforts.The Kansas operation teams cover crops with no-till to grow and protect sandy soil....More
Feb 8, 2012
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2012 Conservation Legacy Award Northeast Region Winner: Rulon Enterprises 2

Rodney Rulon, Rulon Enterprises, Arcadia, IN, talks about conservation on his farm. His Indiana enterprise proves that best environmental practices can drive profits....More
Feb 8, 2012
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2012 Conservation Legacy Award South Region Winner: Bryant Farms 2

Cullen Bryant, of Bryant Farms, Dillon, SC, explains his conservation efforts. The South Carolina farm pursues both economic and environmental sustainability....More

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