Glascock’s farm competes for state conservation award
Mark and Laura Glascock’s farm operation is now in the running for State Conservation Farm of the Year, after judges chose them as the area’s Conservation Farm winner last month.
Glascock’s Produce will be one of four farms across West Virginia to be judged for soil and water conservation practices at the end of August.
Glascock’s Produce has grown a wide variety of vegetables and fruits at their Highland Ridge farm for over 20 years. They sell their produce and jarred sauces, jams and butters at local and regional farmer’s markets. The operation is tied to the family orchard, which has operated in Morgan County since the 1950’s.
The annual farm awards are sponsored by the West Virginia Conservation Agency.
Judging will be done in the next month by officials from the conservation agency, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, Farm Service Agency, the National Resource Conservation Service, WVU Extension Service, WVU-Davis College of Agriculture and the WV Association of Conservation Districts.
Winners will be announced at the end of October, said Sherry Duncan of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District.
Winners will receive a cash award and 200 hours of use of a brand-new tractor.