Parr Family hosts 2021 Conservation Observance Day


Nestled amongst Wisconsin's southwestern valleys, Harmony Hills Farms has been in operation as family farm for over six decades. The operation is comprised of 295 acres, with 140 acres of tillable land and the remaining acreage is vibrant woods.

Kevin and Carolyn Parr currently manage the farm where Kevin was born. Over the years, the Parrs have milked cows, raised tobacco, and grown a variety of crops.

After renting the land for 15 years, Kevin grew frustrated by the ruts and ditches forming on his landscape. Their sons want to continue the farm, so Parr knew he had to protect the soil. In the years since, the land has been converted from a highly eroding cropland to good rational pasture.

In addition to running his own sawmill, Parr is also working to form the Bad Axe Farmer Led Watershed Council. He is actively working with his neighbors to promote good soil health practices.

The day's events included multiple interactive options for attendees to learn about conservation practices.

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