Landowner stories

Peterson Family

Steve and Cathy Peterson and their two sons, Drew and Kent, farm near Salem and Avon, South Dakota. They run a cow-calf operation near their home north of Salem.

As active farmers and avid hunters, this multi-generational farm family is always thinking of ways to improve wildlife habitat to their land.

Key habitat initiatives:

  • USDA Conservation Reserve Program
  • FSA programs
  • NRCS programs
  • Tree planting programs
  • Rotational grazing
  • Cover crops
  • Buffer strips along waterways
  • Late-season mowing

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