The conservation work that Chris McClelland has completed on his farm in Jefferson County, Kan., over the last 10 years began with an idea that his father had years ago.
McClelland grew up on the 160 acres where he and his family live today but it was all grass or hay at that time.
"My father always said he would terrace this place if he ever decided to farm it," McClelland said.
And that is exactly what McClelland did when he purchased the home place after his father died in the early 1990s. Today he farms 900 acres that he owns and 400 acres that he rents. McClelland has completed numerous conservation projects since he came back to the farm fulltime in 1998.