5 Farmers Champion Conservation, Featured In Video Series

AgDay 11/19/19 - ACAM
Kansas cattle producer Debbie Lyons-Blythe with her cattle. ( America's Farmers Mom of the Year )

Want to learn more about how conservation can be a good fit on your farm? Then tune into AgDay TV interviews that are featuring five conservation-minded farmers this fall from across the U.S. 

The interviews air every Tuesday between now and December 17. You can also watch them online.

The first video features Debbie Lyons-Blythe. She and husband, Duane, raise beef cattle near White City, Kan. Debbie blogs about life on the ranch at KidsCowsandGrass.com

You can watch Lyons-Blythe’s interview below.

As the other four interviews air, they’ll be posted at www.agweb.com/acam. All five of the videos will be housed here, so check back each week.

Here is a brief look at the other four farmers who are sharing their conservation knowledge and practices in the video series:

  • Jeff Huckaby, Grimmway Farms, is a fourth-generation farmer with deep roots in the produce industry. The Bakersfield, Calif., farmer has been integral in establishing Grimmway’s global organic business and lead position in the category.
  • Tim, Nathan, and Carrie Brause, Sunny Slopes Farm, Bucyrus, Ohio, have 1,550-plus crop acres. The farm includes eight acres of quail buffers and 60 acres of tree plantings. 100% of the cropland acres is no-till and utilizes cover crops, precision nutrient management, and 4R nutrient management. 
  • Lee Kinnard, Kinnard Farms, has a 6,000-cow dairy near Casco, Wis. The farm’s conservation-minded efforts include installing an innovative manure separation system and experimenting with bark beds to clean water coming off of fields.
  • Brad and Peggy Greenway have a diversified farm near Mitchell, S.D., where they raise pigs, cattle, corn, soybeans and wheat. They take advantage of new techniques and technologies, from modern climate-controlled pig barns to using precision technology with growing crops. 

The video series is just one of numerous elements developed by America’s Conservation Ag Movement. This public-private partnership works with farmers and ranchers to adopt sustainable, profitable practices for the long-term health of their operations. 

The movement is led by Farm Journal's Trust In Food and the Farm Journal Foundation with a coalition of nonprofits, farmer associations, agribusinesses and food companies. Together, they are working to develop more conservation news coverage and resources to help farmers. The movement features educational webinars, on-the-ground, peer-to-peer learning, training courses and research projects exploring economics of conservation ag practices on working land. 
Foundational Partners are American Farmland Trust, Corteva, Ducks Unlimited, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Sanderson Farms, Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy.
More information is available at TrustInFood.com.