Just south of Gainesville, Fl., you can explore 1,060 acres of fresh water marsh, and while strolling down the six and a half mile levy trail you might just startle some wood ducks, catch a glimpse of a bobcat, see a Round-tailed Muskrat, and even spot a sandhill crane or bald eagle.
If Kirk Brock had to go back to conventional farming, he says he would “just quit and go do something else.” With his soil health-building no-till and cover crop system, Mr. Brock doesn’t have to worry as much about timely rainfall events.
The Mims run a dairy, make cheese and enjoy the wildlife on their property. They are considering the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program as a means of protecting their way of life.
A USDA initiative is helping Florida's Gulf Coast farmers make improvements in their operations to help prevent runoff and erosion from ultimately reaching the Gulf.
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