A conversation withâ€¦
Matt Lohr, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service who recently spoke at the OhioÂ FederationÂ of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 2020 Annual Partnership Meeting
OCJ: You have a farm and agricultural background right?
Matt: I do. Iâ€™m a fifth generation farmer from Virginia. We raise about three quarters of a million broiler chickens a year, feeder cattle, corn and bean rotation, and 20 acres of sweet corn. My wife, Beth, and I have six children who are all very involved in our farm. So itâ€™s been very exciting for me to continue that tradition of farming with this next generation. And weâ€™ll see â€” theyâ€™re still young so Iâ€™m not sure if Iâ€™ve got a full time farmer in the family or not. But weâ€™ve done a good job of trying to instill a love of conservation in each of them.
OCJ: Now what are some of the key comments and topics you are talking about with some of the folks from Ohio?… Continue reading