RappFLOW Person of the Month
March 2006 - Larry
Monira Rifaat : RappFLOW Person of the Month
RappFLOW recognizes Monira Rifaat, owner of Manor Farm and a
cattle farmer in the Covington River watershed, as Person of the
Month for April 2006.
Monira is a member of the RappFLOW Advisory
Committee and brings essential knowledge and guidance to RappFLOW
planning and activities relating to preservation of agriculture and
agricultural Best Management Practices that are central to watershed
As Chair of the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation
District’s Board of Directors, she teaches RappFLOW
volunteers about cost-sharing programs available to farmers. Her
own farm participates in the CREP program (Conservation Reserve
Enhancement Program), providing many acres of vegetative buffers
along the Covington River and streams to protect them from sedimentation
and agricultural runoff.
Additionally, Rifaat serves on the
County’s Farm Preservation Program and the Water Quality
Advisory Committee, which enables her to advise RappFLOW on
local government concerns about water quality and watershed
Monira's daughter and granddaughters look on.