In a unique approach to private lands protection, the Nixon family partnered with PEC, NRCS and Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District to leverage federal and state farmland protection funding to conserve their farm fronting the Radidan River for over one mile at the base of Clark Mountain in Orange County in 2018. 

“We want our kids to be able to farm and provide for future generations. And that’s kind of the whole goal of this,” said Tom Nixon, who owns and operates Glenmary Farm with his wife, Kim, along with their children. “Both of our children have developed a strong passion for working on our farm for today’s agricultural industry.”

Nixon Family, 382-acre Glenmary Farm, Orange County VA