Jim Veldkamp (in front with dog, Kayla) is the 2018 Rock County Conservationist of the Year. He operates Veldkamp Farms Inc. with (far left) Ethan and Chyana Kracht, Randy Baden and Joe Buysse.

Preserving a farm's legacy along with water and soil

Sometimes farming is just in a family’s blood.

But the preservation of valuable natural resources is a choice, and that choice recently earned Jim Veldkamp and his late wife, JoAnn, recognition as the 2018 Rock County Conservationist of the Year.

The recognition was through the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

 


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