- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is honoring 10 farms that use farming methods to protect soil and water resources.

Each of the 10 is from the state’s major river basins. Their practices are being honored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. And the state’s soil and water conservation districts.

The winners include Louisa County’s Albert McGhee Jr. for his efforts to ensure his livestock don’t foul creeks and streams. McGhee operates a centuries-old farm.

In Charlotte County, Lorrie and David Barron are growing blackberries using innovative irrigation methods.

Other farmers who were recognized include Steve Sturgis on the Eastern Shore, James and Amanda Holsinger in Rockingham County and Vince and Sharon DiRenzo in Loudoun County, among others.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide