Each year the Soil and Water Conservation Districts recognizes and awards farmers and farm families who are taking the initiative to implement sound, innovative and cost-effective conservation techniques and are actively involved in conservation practices, activities, and education.
Rodney and Donna Fulton were selected as the 2015 Conservation Farm Family for Davidson County. They were chosen for their willingness to try new practices, their leadership within the farming community, and their progressive thinking for incorporating technology with their cattle and poultry operations.
Seth and Sarah Yowell of Cedar Ridge Farm were selected as the 2016 Conservation Farm Family for Davidson County. Cedar Ridge Farm consists of 399 acres in what was formally a tobacco farm on highly erodible land. The farm now has crops planted in a no till operation, forest plans, and wildlife habitats, all of which has significantly reduced soil erosion.
Roger and Brenda Blake from the Healing Springs Township are the 2017 Conservation Farm Family for Davidson Soil and Water Conservation District. They were selected as this year's Conservation Farm Family because of their many years of practicing excellent soil and water conservation on the land that they farm.