Water was an issue for Brad and his operation for as long as he could remember. The farm, owned by his family for more than 100 years, had been through some dry spells in the past, but none as serious as the current drought gripping the region.
Precipitation in October was below average at 78%, which brings the seasonal accumulation (Oct-Oct) to 78% of average.
The Leopold Conservation Award will be presented at the Utah Farm Bureau’s Convention on November 20. The award recipient will receive $10,000 and a crystal depicting Aldo Leopold.
“We’re excited to demonstrate our continued commitment to protect the sage grouse through voluntary efforts of private landowners and our partners,” Elise Boeke, State Resource Conservationist, said.
NRCS is accepting applications for financial and technical assistance with several EQIP and AMA fund pools, being offered in 2016. Applications may be submitted at any time, but the application period for these 2016 fund pools will end Nov. 20, 2015.
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