Success Stories


Ronnie Nuckols, Overhome Farm

Being a good steward of the land benefits all of its inhabitants. Goochland County cattle farmer Ronnie Nuckols has learned that protecting streams and limiting access has long-term payoffs.

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When Ronnie and Cheryl Nuckols got the cattle out of the streams on Overhome Farm, they were able to enjoy them.

Nuckols has 16 permanent pastures on the property. His cattle get a balanced diet by dividing their time among them.

About the Project

Location: Goochland County, Virginia

Key Partners: Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Natural Resources Conservation Service

Improvements: Fencing, alternative livestock watering sources, designated wooded buffer zones, open space easement