Ashland City's Davis Named 'Farmer of the Year'


Janice Weiss, District Secretary; Will Davis-Conservation Farmer of Year; and Phil Dawson, SCD Vice-Chairman

The Cheatham County Soil Conservation District recently recognized Will Davis of Ashland City as their 2017 Conservation "Farmer of the Year."

Will is a young beginning farmer who was not raised on a farm like most other farmers his age. He says “he likes to tell people he married into it.”

His wife, Casey, has a deep family background of farming spanning back generations. Will began working with the Soil Conservation District in 2017 and has installed since three water facilities; 2,277 sq. feet of heavy use area; 750ft of livestock pipeline, 3.050 ft of exclusion fence around creeks and gullies, and 1650 feet of cross fence which is allowing him to utilize a rotational grazing strategy that has been a great improvement on forage quality.

Davis’ efforts helps keep the natural watershed clean and also helps with erosion problems.

Will and Casey have three children: Reese, Payton and Lane.