Dewberry Farm in Clay County
By Craig B. Johnson, DC,
USDA-NRCS Clay & Randolph Counties
l-r: Dr. William Puckett, Alabama NRCS State Conservationist, visited
Lamar and Felicia Dewberry on their farm.
In the fall of 2010, Alabama NRCS State Conservationist Dr. William Bill
Puckett visited Clay County and paid a visit to the farm owed by
Dewberry is one of the most active forestry landowners in Clay County.
The fact that he has always taken conservation to heart is evident by the
beautiful grounds and conservation practices on his farm.
Dewberry discussed with Dr. Puckett how conservation has always been an passion for him. Dewberry and
his wife, Felicia, took advantage of the benefits of NRCS programs (EQIP, CSP,
etc). Their goals and objectives directly correlate to the objectives of USDA.
One of the more obvious
objectives is preserving the land for use by future generations.
During the tour of his 800 acre farm, Dewberry shared some of the
objectives that he envisions for his farm. He discussed his resource
concerns, land functions, and some of the NRCS programs that have already
improved and others that will improve the farm overall. The fact that
Dewberry is taking a positive role toward land
conservation and effective program use is a refreshing experience.
Dewberry was elated to have Dr. Puckett visit his farm. Nearing the end
of the visit, he shared how he admired Dr. Puckett’s hands-on approach at the
field level. However, he admitted that he mostly admired Puckett's commitment to
Giving program participants the opportunity to speak to leaders and inviting
NRCS leaders to see what is happening in the field, go hand-in-hand in improving
and shaping the overall vision of NRCS and, on a grand scale, USDA.
We at NRCS must continue to our efforts to promote and provide effective and
efficient programs and program information. Further, we must always remain
true to land conservation and preservation for future use.
Pines on the Dewberry farm.