Our Conservation Efforts
Here in the heart of the Ohio River Valley, most of our farms are
comprised of a lot of hills, hollers, and small water streams
traveling a short distance to the Ohio River. Because of this
location, our efforts to control water quality and best-practice
manure management have become the forefront of some of
our co-op members' priorities.
Our farmers are learning new ways to improve the streams and
ponds that we draw water from for our cattle, constructing fences
to keep them directly out of water streams, improving soil health
and limiting erosion with the use of cover crops, as well as using
new manure management practices to limit field run-off.
We are also concerned with preserving our family farms in the midst of urban sprawl. We are only borrowing this land for a short time - and we feel it's our responsibility to conserve all that it offers our children.