In it for the long haul

LaVern Funk plans to keep conservation practices working correctly by contin?u?ally scouting for problems and fixing them before they become unrepairable.
LaVern Funk plans to keep conservation practices working correctly by contin?u?ally scouting for problems and fixing them before they become unrepairable.
LaVern Funk is a Hills?boro area farmer with a long track record of correcting field grades and constructing conservation structures in the Marion County Conservation District.

That?s why he?s the recipient for the Contin?ua?tion Conservation Award. He constructed the final terrace in a field under a long-term conservation plan.

Funk also has replaced waterways as they silted up, and even now is planning to rebuild his terrace system back to appropriate size.

He plans to keep conservation practices working correctly by contin?u?ally scouting for problems and fixing them before they become unrepairable.

Conservationists credit him with being diligent in ensuring maintenance practices on his farm, and completing them in a timely fashion?including plowing terraces, fixing washouts, and replacing conservation practices as they wear out.