Lone Oak Farm named Outstanding Grassland Farm for 2018

Gary Sawyers, Greenbrier County District Supervisor (left), Jenny Tuckwiller (holding Grace), Sandy Tuckwiller (holding Josie), David Tuckwiller (holding Ward) and Gary Truex, Greenbrier County District Supervisor

Lone Oak Farm, located near Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, has been selected by the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District for recognition as an Outstanding Grassland Farm for 2018.

Lone Oak Farm is owned by the family of the late Ed Tuckwiller. The “Boss,” Sandy Tuckwiller and her children David, Kelly, and Ross, along with their families, who manage and operate the 490-acre farm. To this day the family is focused on Ed’s vision of maximizing genetic potential in their Angus seed stock operations while simultaneously developing a rotational grazing system and growing quality forages.

Ed’s father, David Tuckwiller, who ran the farm before him, served as a Greenbrier Valley Conservation District Supervisor and as President of the West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts for two consecutive terms.

Through their balanced approach to family and farm, the Tuckwillers are concerting their efforts on the farm to achieve the vision. The family participates in the Agricultural Enhancement Program, NRCS programs and Section 319 Clean Water Act Programs. Given the erodibility their Milligan Creek Farm, their efforts go a long way to conserving their valuable natural resources and preventing and curbing erosion.

The GVCD would like to thank the Tuckwiller family for their conservation efforts.  To view a video tribute to the farm, you can visit the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District’s Facebook page.

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