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There Has Never Been a More Crucial Time to Preserve Virginia Farmland

Amid concerns of global food shortages and inflation, Virginia's farmers could be a major part of the solution for the United States.

Conserving a Quiet Corner of Highland County

Nestled in the northern end of the Blue Grass Valley of Highland County with the headwaters of the Potomac River running through the middle lies a quiet farm owned by SKE and Debora Ellington. It was purchased by the Ellingtons in 1982, becoming only the second owners of the 268 acres, but it dates back to an original land grant to the Colaw family in the early 1800s. When visiting Ginseng Mountain Farm, […]

Annual Report Released for 2019

We are so excited to share our 2019 Annual Report where you can find what your Conservation Partners have been up to!

2019 Annual Report

Recap of the First 2020 Meeting of the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium

Monday, April 9th marked the first Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium meeting of 2020. Professionals from land, water, plant, and wildlife communities joined together in Scottsville, VA to discuss current Consortium projects, highlights, and goals.

The morning started with Action Team highlights, where our Director of Conservation Programs, Kelli Iddings, shared her progress on the work […]

Land and Water Professionals Come Together to Meet Virginia Conservation Goals

Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium

Kelli Iddings, Conservation Partners’ Director of Conservation Programs, has partnered with the Upper and Middle James Riparian Consortium to meet the goals of Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), which aims to reduce pollution and restore clean water to the Chesapeake Bay and it’s tributaries. Among the many strategies of the WIP, the plan calls for […]

By |February 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Protecting a Family Farm for Generations to Come

The Perrow Homestead in Bedford County

When asked about the age of the old farmhouse, Bunk Perrow laughed and said, “This house is one of the only things on the farm that’s been here longer than I have.”

The main house that is estimated to be built […]
By |February 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Taylor Cole Wins 2019 Clean Water Farm Award

Conservation Partners’ President, Taylor Cole, and his wife, Lois received two 2019 Clean Water Farm Awards for their efforts in watershed protection on their working farm in Deerfield. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation recognizes farmers “whose farm exemplifies the use of practices that […]

By |January 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Decade in Review

It is difficult to believe that we are already in full swing into 2020! We have so much already in the works for what we are expecting to be a great year! As we approach our 20th anniversary of Conservation Partners, we wanted to reflect on the last decade. Conservation Partners has worked tirelessly to continue the founding belief that land conservation benefits all, whether you are a farmer or just someone who […]

By |January 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|