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2736 NC Highway 210
Smithfield, NC 27577
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2736 NC Highway 210
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-7156 ext: 3
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2016 Conservation Farm Family

Conservation Farm Family, 2016


The Johnston Soil and Water Conservation District recognized Jerry Durham, of Durham Farms, as the 2016 Conservation Farm Family at the recent annual awards banquet. Jerry Durham is a life-long farmer, with his son, Dennis. They were one of the first farming operations who initiated the no-till best management practice to help conserve their soil. In addition to their long term no-till, the Durhams have installed grassed waterways, practice crop rotation on a regular basis, and have participated in the new soil health campaign by planting a mixture of grasses and legumes as cover crops. In addition, they have converted much of their highly erodible land into grasses and legumes to prevent soil erosion.


 Photo: (l-r)   Melanie and Dennis Durham with their children (front) Steven, Lanie and Jackson, and Jerry Durham and his wife Ann.