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Josh Nelson Case Study

Learn how Josh is planning for his operation’s regenerative future by implementing practices changes for his soil’s health.

Research and content assembled by Maddy Kollasch and Emily Hora | 2022

Josh Nelson is a Wright County farmer, located in North Central Iowa. Josh farms alongside multiple family members, including his dad, two uncles, and one of his cousins. Together, they run Cardinal Creek Farms, a row crop and livestock operation, consisting of cattle, where at present they implement cover crops.


Josh has enrolled a large portion of Cardinal Creek Farm’s acres with Continuum Ag. This year, Cardinal Creek is looking to save an average of 48.8% of inputs after implementing regenerative practices and Continuum Ag’s recommendations, and they will see a 517% ROI. Josh is looking towards the future while thinking about implementing regenerative practices on their operation. He is looking to transform the thought process of how we see practice changes, to be able to make that next move and take their farm to the next level.