Conservation Farmer of the Year

2021 Conservation Farmer of the Year – Lesher’s Poultry Farm


CONGRATULATIONS to Lesher’s Poultry Farm, Inc., for being named the 2021 Franklin County Conservation District Farmer of the Year.

Left: Owner/Operator Leslie Bowman accepts the award from Conservation District Chairman Evan Burkholder.

Right: Bowman shares about organic cropping with attendees at the annual summer farm tour.

2020 Conservation Farmer of the Year – Fisher Farms, St Thomas



Left: Franklin County Commissioner John Flannery, members of the Fisher family, Franklin County Conservation District Board Chairman Evan Burkholder, PA Senator Judy Ward

Right: Manure Storage structure – one of the many BMPs Fisher Farms installed on their dairy operation

2019 Conservation Farmer of the Year – Timmons Farms, Orrstown



Billy Timmons and his family have been implementing BMPs on their farm for a number of years. Most recently they have installed manure storage structures, improved animal walkways, added livestock exclusion fencing along a stream and around the pond, installed a concrete pad and collection system for silage trenches, and installed a manifold pipe and vegetated treatment area for silage leachate and runoff from a laneway.