In the few short months since the Petite Beef by Headwater Farms program began, it has achieved national recognition as a model promoting farm viability and water resource protection.  The project was profiled in the Jan 2001 Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) Partners newsletter, which reaches about 70,000 people nationwide, with a headline stating "Beef Producers Protect West Virginia Rivers" and a cover aerial photo of participating farmer Roy Milleson's Springfield farm on the South Branch of the Potomac River.

    CTIC's mission is to lead in the development of public/private partnerships that promote the enhancement of soil and water quality by equipping agriculture with realistic, affordable, and integrated solutions.  CTIC serves as a national clearinghouse for new technologies and innovative approaches and as a sponsor of meetings to increase communication and understanding between the public and private sectors involved with natural resource management decisions on cropland.  

    John Hassell, CTIC Executive Director, says "the Headwater Farms program fits in perfectly with our Core 4 Conservation program, which provides a common-sense approach to improving farm profitability while addressing environmental concerns."

Roy Milleson's farm made the front cover!



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