MLC Chair’s Initiative for 2021 | Sen. Gary Cammack | Agriculture Conservation
The Midwestern Legislative Conference Chair’s Initiative for 2021 was “Innovations in Land Conservation.” Led by South Dakota Senate Majority Leader Gary Cammack, the MLC focused on evidence-based strategies and state policies that encourage the sustainable use and management of the Midwest’s greatest natural resource — the lands we live on.
Sen. Cammack, the MLC chair in 2021, is himself a rancher. He and his family’s conservation efforts on the Cammack Ranch have been recognized by the Sand County Foundation and its prestigious Leopold Conservation Award program.
The goal of the 2021 MLC Chair’s Initiative was to help legislators share information and explore ideas for promoting conservation practices in agriculture.
Resources and links related to the 2021 MLC Chair’s Initiative
- Featured television show on MLC Chair’s Initiative, Episode 9 of “Homegrown Table Talk” »
- “Recap of MLC Annual Meeting session on agriculture conservation and related state policies” »
- “Farm practices can help states meet larger carbon-reduction goals” »
- “In Wisconsin, state grants help producers themselves lead way on improving local water quality” »
- “Minnesota study shows what’s good for water quality can be good for farmers’ bottom lines” »
- “More than 1 million acres enrolled in Ohio program that incentivizes farmers to help protect water quality” »
- Cammack Ranch in South Dakota: Leopold Conservation Award Recipient »