Conservative rural farmers and conservation groups are sometimes at odds, but in the case of Otter Banks, a property that borders the Rocky Fork Creek near Rainsboro in Southern Ohio, the two became partners. When a large farm came up for sale, members of the Stauffer Mennonites (an Old Order group) and the Highlands Nature Sanctuary worked out a deal that put farmland under sustainable farming methods and preserved the riverfront forests and wildflower displays. read the story