Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Healthy Soil on an Organic Farm in Iowa



This USDA-NRCS video features southwest Iowa organic farmer, Roger Lansink. He talks about soil health and the use of green manure, livestock manure, and minimal tillage stressing the importance of crop rotation. He has a cow-calf operation and also raises turkeys, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, barley, and field peas.

An early adopter of organic farming since the mid-90s, one of his influences was the Rodale Foundation. He believes in the conservation of soil for future generations.