Stewards at Work

Stewards at Work

Fisher Hog Farms, Middletown, share their environmental stewardship story.

Check out our special Web Exclusive video of Fisher Hog Farms, Middletown. This northeast Missouri family farm, managed by brothers David and Jim Fisher, recently earned the Missouri Environmental Steward Award from the Missouri Pork Association. They are the subjects of Missouri Ruralist's April cover story.

In our video, we highlight the Fishers' conservation practices, including the natural tree buffers surrounding their farm and sow units to keep down odor and noise.

Managing an environmentally friendly swine operation these days takes extra effort and dollars. The Fishers have invested in a comprehensive nutrient management plan and keep track of detailed records on waste lagoon levels. They know any effort they make in being a good neighbor and steward of the land will keep the family farm going for generations to come.

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