Gaining Ground Movies and Website Go Public!

Virginia Farmers Are Talking About Continuous No-Till
and Improved Grazing Management…

And now you can hear what they are saying by watching our new “Gaining Ground” movies!

In our two movies, each just 15 minutes long, a dozen Virginia farmers explain how continuous no-till and managed grazing have improved their farms and their lives. Also featured are amazing soil and water demonstrations that show how these farming methods help rebuild soil with dramatic implications for agricultural productivity and environmental quality.

The Gaining Ground movies are available for immediate on-line viewing. You can also watch the movies by obtaining a DVD.

To view the movies, obtain a DVD, or find out how you can gain more ground with no-till farming or managed grazing, visit GainingGroundVirginia.org or, for Virginia residents, your local NRCS, Virginia Cooperative Extension, or Soil & Water Conservation District Office.

The Downstream Project produced the Gaining Ground movies in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia No-Tillage Alliance, Virginia Forage and Grassland Council, and the Shenandoah and New River-Highlands Resource Conservation and Development Councils. These movies are also gaining endorsement by a growing number of other agricultural and environmental partners across Virginia.

Please forward this e-mail, share the GainingGroundVirginia.org link, or share the DVD with all yourcontacts interested in agriculture and the environment.

And don’t forget to tell us what you think through the GainingGroundVirginia.org feedback page!

“Our Association strongly supports the message delivered in Successful No-Till Farmers Tell Their Stories.” — Dee Dee Darden, Farmer and President, Virginia Grain Producers Association

“Every farmer managing livestock on grasslands should watch Successful Graziers Tell Their Stories.” — Alan Spivey, Farmer and President, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association

“These movies demonstrate how management decisions that are good for clean water can also be good for the farm’s bottom line.” — Ann Jennings, Virginia Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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