Conservation Efforts Recognized

Moyer AwardKeith Moyer, pictured here with his mother Mrs. Mary Ellen Moyer,  received a Piedmont SWCD 2010 Outstanding Conservation Farmer Award in recognition of his contribution toward clean waters.  Mr. Moyer operates Hill Top Farm, a family dairy farm started by his parents in 1948.   In cooperation with the Piedmont SWCD, Farm Service Agency, NRCS and DEQ,  Mr. Moyer has installed numerous  best management practices on his farm over the last 25 years.  In 2010, Mr. Moyer completed installation of two wells, three watering facilities and a total of 8,044 feet of stream exclusion fencing.  His cattle are now excluded from Flat Creek, an impaired stream, and drink clean water from a reliable alternative watering system.  Additional conservation practices in use on the farm include: conservation tillage, strip cropping, cover crops for nutrient managment and residue management, preside dress nitrogen testing, wildlife habitat improvement, grassed waterways, rotational grazing, and nutrient management plan.

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