When federal government and agricultural producers collaborate on conservation, great things happen. And the Hardwick Planting Co in Newellton, Louisiana is a prime example, says Chad Kacir from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in conversation with New Food editor Josh Minchin. The practices the Hardwick family have implemented – from cover crops to returning natural wetlands to bottomland hardwood forest – have led to myriad benefits for the farm, the environment and wildlife habitat. Tune in to Josh’s interview with NRCS’ Chad Kacir for more on:

  • The advantages of a voluntary approach to conservation
  • How networks of ‘champions’ help advance sustainability
  • The increasing uptake of new conservation practices