Bohanan Farm is located along the banks of the Contoocook River. Water quality is extremely important to us.
Healthy soil and clean water are essential to make nutritious food. Farmers like us across the state, region, and country are adopting soil-building practices such as covering fields with plants all year long (cover crops) and reducing the amount of tillage that is done on the soil. Healthy soil develops higher organic matter which in turn holds a lot more water. Each 1 percent increase in soil organic matter helps soil hold 20,000 gallons more water per acre.
Farmers in New Hampshire planted more than 4,400 acres of cover crops last year according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. These growing crops helped to retain water and over 26 tons of vital nutrients – preventing runoff and creating healthier soils.
In addition, New Hampshire and U.S. dairy creates the lowest amount of greenhouse gases per gallon of milk compared to the rest of the world (dairy is 2% of total U.S. GHG).
At our farm we continuously strive to do what is best for the planet because we know that if you take care of the earth it will take care of you.