Scherder Farms of Frankford has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The prestigious award honors Missouri farmers’ achievement in voluntary stewardship and natural resources management.
Scherder Farms consists of 3,500 acres in the Peno Creek watershed. John and Sandy Scherder farm with their daughter, Holly, and son-in-law, Curtis, growing corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and beef cattle. The family implements conservation practices including cover crops, innovative seeding methods and crop rotations to preserve wildlife habitat, promote soil health and reduce erosion. Other conservation practices include constructing grass waterways, terraces, and sediment basin structures.