Diversity Through Cover Crops

There are many benefits to increasing biodiversity on your farm. The standard rotation of corn and beans is what most Midwestern’s row crop farmers stick to, and this model is hard to break because of the lack of availability of other viable markets. How do we...

Building Your Soil Health Community

In any industry, community is something that is very important to cultivate. As a farmer or rancher, what does your community look like? What is your support network? The soil health community is growing quickly, and is beginning to gain momentum. The BIG Soil Health...

Crop Residue and Why It’s Valuable

Since he began using residue on his farm Brian Hora has learned more about residue management and benefits, and this is what he has to say, “Residue is not only a nutrient source, it is also food for the microbes, adding to our soil biology, and insulating the soil to...