I feel conservation, land management is not only the responsibility of the farmer or landowners, but the responsibility of anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Whether its landscape painting, photography, hunting, fishing, camping, etc…its our responsibility as whole to preserve and cherish our greatest asset for future generations to enjoy and protect. I’m a farmer in eastern Iowa with a degree in graphic design/visual communication. I would consider myself a self taught amateur photographer. 90% of my photographs are taken while driving from farm site to farm site on our gravel roads, or wandering our timber along the cedar river. I enjoy the familiarly of the wildlife I see on a day to day basis, patterning whitetails, getting to know when and where they will be present. Changes of seasons, migration of birds. Country living at its finest, and I’m grateful to capture only a fraction of it.