2010 Cooperator of the Year!

Today we are excited to share that we will be receiving  the 2010 Cooperator of the Year award given by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District!   Our nomination came from our local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.  We will receive this award at the next Board of Supervisors annual meeting.  The award is given to those land users who show outstanding commitment to soil and water conservation on their farm.  Our quality and diversity of products have been the keys to our success. We originally began growing organic potatoes in order to satisfy market demand. We have been committed to properly managing these fields through organic weed and pest control methods as well as organic cover crops for crop rotations and the buildup of organic matter.  Our fields are scouted and managed by educated agronomists whom customize the spot treatment and pest controls under the strict guidance of the Maine Organic Farmer Growers Association (MOFGA).  We have also installed many other conservation improvement projects over the years like irrigation water conservation efforts, protecting a wide buffer to the main course of the Saco River for wildlife and recreation, all while showing our dedication and commitment to overall high quality soil and water management.

The NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals for productive lands and healthy ecosystems. Working at the local level, – in field offices at USDA Service Centers in nearly every county in the Nation, — NRCS employees’ understanding of local resource concerns and challenges result in conservation solutions that last. Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *