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2014 Conservation Farmer Award

2014 Conservation Farmer Award

May 07, 2014 by

The West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District selected Larry and Julie Buchholz as outstanding conservationists for 2014. In 1976 Larry took over the farming operations on his family’s century farm that dates back to 1896. Currently, Larry and Julie farm with their youngest son Dayson, their eldest son Derrick and his wife Bekka. They produce a variety of crops and rotations including spring wheat, corn, soybeans and specialty beans. They also practice no-till and minimun tillage whenever possible. Larry has installed 11 water and sediment control basins through NRCS’s EQIP program and state cost share. In addition he has installed 6 on his own with plans for 4 more this fall. He has planted tree rows for wind breaks, installed buffers to control erosion and left standing crops as winter food plots for deer and other wildlife. Larry hopes to keep his farm very family orientated working to leave the farm in the best condition possible to ensure success for future generations.

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