On Monday, December 9, 2013 we assisted Jefferson County in completing a permanent conservation easement on a beautiful 189-acre working farm just south of Waterloo. The farm is owned by Dale Neupert and has been in the Neupert family since 1893. The conservation easement prohibits non-agricultural uses of the land and will ensure the farmland remains forever.

This is the second farm Groundswell has helped permanently protect under Jefferson County’s Farmland Conservation Easement program. Funding for the easement was provided by the USDA’s Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program and Jefferson County. Thanks go to Dale for generously selling the conservation easement at less than its fair market value.