Lori Cox of Roots Return Heritage Farm in Carver, has recently been named the 2017 Outstanding Conservationist for Carver County. After purchasing the property in 2014, Lori immediately began to implement conservation practices. A water and sediment control basin was installed to reduce gully erosion and downstream runoff, which was occurring on the farm before she purchased it. Lori quickly became an advocate for conservation on the ground, including soil health practices, through her use of various cover crop rotations and pollinator habitat establishment.
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