Conservation at Work

Real Stories. Real Successes. Real quick.

Learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from the farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners applying them with our 90-second video series. Explore the different types of conservation practices and pick a video to watch below or view the whole playlist of videos in alphabetical order

Explore all our different conservation methods used by producers around the country. You can filter the results by one or more types of conservation concern.

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Irrigation Reservoir
2 minutes
An irrigation reservoir stores water to be used in irrigation. This video explores how Robert and Cathy Seidenstricker of DeValls Bluff, AR, built this to support their row crops.
Watering Facility
2 minutes
A watering facility is installed to provide a location for livestock to drink water. George McClelland of Petaluma, CA, uses this practice to support the grazing plan on his organic dairy farm.
Conservation Crop Rotation
2 minutes
Conservation crop rotation is growing crops in a planned sequence on the same field. Don Norwood of Mansfield, TN, is using this practice to protect his soil health.
Livestock Pipeline
2 minutes
A livestock pipeline conveys water for livestock or wildlife. George McClelland of Petaluma, CA, uses this practice as part of his rotational grazing plan on his organic dairy farm.
Precision Land Forming
2 minutes
Precision land forming is reshaping the surface of land that will be irrigated. Robert and Cathy Seidenstricker of DeValls Bluff, AR, are improving their irrigation efficiency and water use.
Tree Shrub Establishment
2 minutes
Tree/Shrub Establishment is planting trees or shrubs. This video explores how Larry Brown of Ennis, MT, planted trees to benefit his honey bees and other pollinators.
Animal Mortality Facility
2 minutes
An animal mortality facility is built for the treatment or disposal of animal carcasses. This video explores how Terry Small of Hector, AR, built one on his poultry farm.
2 minutes
A fence is a constructed barrier to animals or people. This video explores how Paul Lisai of West Glover, VT, is using fencing to manage the cattle on his dairy farm.
Irrigation Pipeline
2 minutes
An irrigation pipeline conveys water for storage or application as part of an irrigation system. Steve Burke of Sheridan, MT, uses this practice on his cattle, hay, and grain operation.