Air Hill Acres Farm in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is among the 2018 Clean Water Farm Award winners. The farm's owners, Justin and Doreen Geisinger, were presented the award by Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc., and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
According to the PACD press release, the farm has 70 beef and 40 dairy cows on 135 acres of pasture. Air Hill Acres is an organic, 100% grazing dairy that also custom raises steers. Best management practices include rotational grazing, concrete manure storage, stream crossings, livestock fencing, and a grassed waterway. The Geisinger's host many farm tours and pasture walks.
The farm was featured in this YouTube video on soil health.
Congratulations to the Geisingers and all of the winners!
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