Louisville, Kentucky is not only the state's largest city but also the 30th largest in the U.S. Look closer though and you will see it's not all city. USDA-NRCS and others are working together to ensure that wildlife habitat and conservation exists in this metropolitan area.
Charlie Williams' passion for conservation of the land shines as his West Wind Farms in Hart County, Kentucky is selected as the 2015 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient.
Recognized as the largest National Historic Site in Kentucky, Shaker Village is concentrating efforts on re-establishing unproductive land back to native prairie grasses that once dominated the landscape of Kentucky. Working closely with NRCS, those efforts are coming to fruition.
Six farmers from Logan, Hickman, Laurel, Ohio, Graves and Fayette Counties recently shared their soil health success stories at forums hosted by NRCS and partner agencies. Read their Profiles in Soil Health.
“We can plant earlier in a wet spring because the cover crop is using excess moisture. The crop fields are also holding soil moisture in the summer. We always get a benefit.” Chris Pierce
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