Join us in congratulating the Ripley Family of Ripleyvale Farms as they were selected as the 2022 Frederick County Soil Conservation Districts Cooperator of the Year.
The Ripleys raise replacement dairy heifers and grain crops on over 400 acres. They have worked with the Soil Conservation District for many years and with their most recent projects, have addressed all of the identified resource concerns on their farm. In 2022 they installed a waterway, roofed heavy use area and manure storage. All of their streams are fenced and they are converting crop ground to pasture with the goal of retiring marginal pastures. The Ripleys prioritize conservation and have instilled this value in their children and now grandchildren. Their conservation efforts provide benefits beyond the farm gates and are worthy of celebration.