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Hedgesville farm headed to West Virginia Conservation Farm of the Year Competition

By Kelsie LeRose, The Journal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – After beating out developers to purchase a local farm at auction, a Hedgesville family is being recognized for its conservation efforts.

The Antram Farm, which consists of 92.19 acres, is a family farm operated by Randy and Shelley Brock, along with their sons Tyler, Hunter and Jordan.

“We had outgrown our previous farm and bought the farm at auction in 2014/15 (competed against a few home builders that wanted to develop it). There are three homes on the property. I remodeled the original farm house on the place. It dates pre-1900,” Tyler said of his family farm.

Prior to the family acquiring the farm, Tyler said it sat vacant for years.

“The farm was pretty run down,” he said. “In these few short years, we have built two barns, remodeled an existing barn, new perimeter fence, fenced off waterways to keep cattle out, fence for rotational grazing and too much to list when it comes to getting the soil back to where it needs to be for us to reach our full potential.” …

To read more: https://www.journal-news.net/journal-news/local-farm-headed-to-state-conservation-farm-of-the-year-competition/article_8b88a5a7-0a09-5702-9757-a7fe0e26474a.html

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