Growers’ Perspectives on Implementing Conservation Practices

January 2024 |  
by Chad Henderson, Jeremy Jack, Matt Miles, Reece Pillow, Gavin Sullivan, and Sledge Taylor


​In this producer panel, growers share their individual perspectives on implementing conservation practices.

About the Presenter

Sledge TaylorSl​​edge Taylor graduated from Mississippi State University in 1974 with a degree in agricultural engineering technology and business. He then returned home to the family farm in Como, Mississippi, and has farmed since that time. Cotton is the family’s primary crop, but they also grow corn and peanuts and in the past have grown soybeans and wheat. The family also have a cow calf operation and finish some of the steers on grass for a local farm-to-table operation. Sledge has held leadership positions in agricultural organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels and sees the value they bring for all producers. He is on his county NRCS Committee and uses many conservation methods on his family’s farm. In 2020, he was the Mississippi Row Crop Conservation Farmer of the Year.

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