Shannon Krueger

Boost Farm Biz Savvy

“Farms are just like any small business; they fail if not run properly,” says family farm manager Jacob Wagers, when discussing the need to take family farms to the next level. “So many fail when they make a generational change.”

No-Till's Next Level | Farmer Innovation Yields Soil Health Payoffs 1

Gail Fuller has taken no-till to the next level. “I truly believe that I can grow a higher nutritional value grain with little or no inputs, protecting the environment and selling a higher-quality product in the end,” he says.

Conservation Crusader | Paraguayan Rolf Derpsch Helped Expand No-Till Across Globe

The message from no-till legend Rolf Derpsch is the same all over the world: Protect the soil. His expertise spans four decades and many consider his research work to help farmers adopt no-till as nothing short of remarkable.

Crop Whisperers | “We used to waste more water than we use now to grow a crop,” says one moisture-monitor user

Driving with a broken fuel gauge isn’t just inconvenient, it’s risky. So most logical drivers would keep the tank full for fear of running out of fuel at the most inopportune times – or better yet, fix the fuel gauge. The blind hope required to drive with a malfunctioning gauge is exactly how Nick Lammers describes most folks’ approach to moisture management.

Constantly Connected | Social Media, Mobile Technology Help Boost Farm Productivity

Mike Haley marks the fifth generation on his family’s farm in West Salem, OH, but he’s hardly old school when it comes to technology. He’s part of a growing population of farmers who are becoming more connected through mobile technology and social media.

Simple Yet Sophisticated | Student Adapts Equipment for Variable-Rate Application 2


One young farmer tailors his family’s farm equipment to keep up with precision agriculture.

When J.D. Riffel finishes his Kansas State University master’s degree in agronomy next year, he plans to head back to the family farm near Stockton, KS, where he’s already testing precision-ag technology with a custom-made, variable-rate fertilizer applicator.

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