No single group of landowners is more important to conservation than farmers. When I say farmers, I include also ranchers, orchardists and nursery owners. These folks feed us and supply the plant materials for urban landscapes.
The lives of our farmers are dedicated to the crops and animals they produce. Most farmers hold as part of their core identity a deep attachment to their land. They understand the concept of land stewardship deep within themselves.
Many agricultural groups include conservation as a core part of their organizations. Below are some of these groups get conservation and land stewardship in a big way.
Cedar Creek Farmers – provide education and outreach to area producers about the principles of soil health and and water quality improvement.
Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil – Healthy Water – Operates cover crop incentive program for farmers in Dodge County.