The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment

The Family Farm ... Working in Harmony with the Environment (HM1L8O)

Location: Duck River, TN 38454 Hickman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 41.886', W 87° 17.262'

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The Morrow family farm, visible from this outlook, is an excellent example of agriculture working in harmony with the environment. The Morrow's, like other conservation farmers, have a strong conservation ethic and a desire to leave improved soil and water resources for the next generation. Conservation measures illustrated in this display are the tools of caring stewards of the land.

Farm ponds provide water for livestock, prevent streambank erosion, and provide a habitat for fish and wildlife, provide recreation opportunities, and add to the scenic beauty of the world around us.

Agriculture can co-exist with wildlife by providing wildlife habitat areas that provide food and shelter for wildlife. Agriculture works with the environment by considering all that is part of nature.

Pastureland must be managed to prevent erosion and overgrazing. Conservation works to maintain and restore pasture cover which improves the soil resource.

Grassed waterways prevent gullies from forming while directing water safely across the land with minimal soil erosion.

Conventional tillage (turning the soil) leaves the soil unprotected from wind and water. Conservation tillage uses as little disturbance of the soil as practical and residue from previous crops to protect the soil. Reducing erosion protects the soil and improves water quality.

The man-made scars of mining, visible even from a distance, blemish the landscape and are a threat to water quality and the environment. Reclamation efforts heal the land and renew the rural landscape.

Filter strips remove sediment and other pollutants from runoff before the water reaches adjacent streams, ponds, and lakes. Filter strips are used as borders for the cropped fields that are adjacent to Duck River.

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Clean water is a necessity for everyone. Water management and conservation practices enable farmers to protect and improve the quality of our water. The efforts toward water quality on the farm benefit even our most urban citizens. Ultimately we all drink from the same container-planet earth.
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HM NumberHM1L8O
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Placed ByA. Manson Morrow II, Conservation Farmer, Maury County Soil Conservation District, Soil Conservation Service, and National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 473971 N 3950502
Decimal Degrees35.69810000, -87.28770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 41.886', W 87° 17.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 41' 53.16" N, 87° 17' 15.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Baker Bluff Trail, Duck River TN 38454, US
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