March 27, 2019
Seven farmers share how they’re creating a lasting legacy for their family, their communities and nature.
There’s a growing movement among farmers to improve soil health and nutrient management on their lands. By employing a suite of science-based practices, they’re able to improve crop yields, reduce input costs, and deliver a host of environmental benefits. Among those benefits are reduced soil erosion and nutrient loss, improved water quality, lower carbon footprint, increased resilience to weather extremes, and enhanced biodiversity.
The Nature Conservancy and partners are working to empower farmers with the resources and tools they need to meet the increasing demands of a growing global population, while safeguarding their livelihoods and protecting our lands and waters. It’s a win-win for people and nature.
In the following profiles, you’ll meet seven farmers within the Western Lake Erie Basin of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, who are using sustainable agriculture practices and seeing results in their bottom lines and their environmental impacts.