Sustainability

When it comes to Water Quality Protection, Delaware Farmers Take the Job Seriously

Many people think of the ground when they think about sustainability. But U.S. soybean growers are very aware of the important role that water also plays in sustainable farming.

In Delaware, groundwater is the only source of drinking water for residents for many areas of the state.

Delaware farmers and their families rely on these sources for drinking water, too. That’s why they follow special practices designed to protect the quality and quantity of Delaware’s water.

“As the father of three young boys, it is extremely important to me to make sure that our drinking water is protected and that the wells on our farm – where we get our drinking water and our irrigation water – are safe and clean,” says Jay Baxter, a Georgetown, Del., farmer and chairman of the Delaware Soybean Board. “That’s been my family’s goal since my grandfather began working this land and it’s the legacy I’m leaving to my boys.”

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Susanne Zilberfarb
Susanne Zilberfarb

Executive Director

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc.

Susanne Zilberfarb is the executive director of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.