Monday, May 16, 2022
The Dirt on Conservation

The Dirt on Conservation

Ag school days continues to teach local youth about agriculture.
frost seeding

As it applies to no-till and soil conservation, frost seeding can be an effective, economical and environmentally sound method of improving forage in pastures and hay fields.

Water quality continues to be a focus, for farmers and everyone else.
Spreading manure

While it's easy to be carried away by the dreams of fresh air and open space, the not-always-pleasant realities of rural life should also be considered.

Cover crops have been around for many years in some areas; however it is rather new to others.
snowy driveway

Did you know that more than 99% of streams and rivers are impacted by human activity? Find out how you can reduce your impact by being wise with deicer.

When I was a kid, my father's crop rotation was corn, oats, wheat and hay. The wheat was planted in the fall after the...

If you are thinking of earning some money by harvesting your timber, there are some things you should know before signing away rights to your property.
Riparian zone near a stream

Learn how to keep clean water out of contaminated areas and convey this water back to streams and ditches to be carried downstream, all while staying clean. 

If you haven't considered composting manure in the past this process may be easier than you think and could benefit your farm in more ways than one.