Sustainable Agriculture: The Value of Targeted Partnerships
September 5, 2013 — Iris Picat, Jeremy Orr

As graduate students in Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) program, we recently had the pleasure of touring Claude and Carla Chapman’s grass-fed cattle farm in Bealeton, VA.  Situated along Harper’s Run, which runs into the Marsh Run Watershed, the Chapmans had managed a successful multi-generational farm enterprise when they began to consider sustainable upgrades to their operations. The John Marshall Soil and Conservation District of Fauquier County had been reaching out to the Chapmans for years in… Read More