Think Different Bringing you ideas on how to Think Different about the way you farm. en Data conference, new staffer at Corn and Soybean Digest <div class="node-body blog-body">Editor Kurt Lawton talks about how farmers are working together to sold the issue of nitrate loss and the ag data conference coming up this fall. Plus, some changes in staffing at Corn and Soybean Digest.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Precision Ag Technology Think Different Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:41:00 +0000 105241 at I can't plant milkWEEDS <div class="node-body blog-body">Now, I get it that supporting the beautiful Monarch butterfly is important. But when this video crossed my email and I actually clicked on the play arrow, I cringed -- because it actually shows the planting of milkweed, then watering and nurturing the "plants?"</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Think Different Think Different Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:07:00 +0000 104611 at <p>Planting these &quot;weeds&quot; from&nbsp;my farm youth back on the farm&nbsp;is a concept hard to grasp. But kudos to farmers who make it work.</p> Save the whales…I mean nutrients <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I haven’t lost my marbles and started cruising the high seas on a Greenpeace ship. However, I did accept an invitation to meet with an environmental group during Commodity Classic.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:13:00 +0000 104051 at Advice from farmers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmers from Iowa, Indiana and Ohio have written offer their advice and opinions on tillage, sustainability and soil health. Some agree with being progressive, and others are questioning it. What are your thoughts on being sustainable?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Think Different Sustainable Agriculture Tillage Think Different Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:18:00 +0000 103551 at Too progressive? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I enjoy good debates with farmers because often, everyone gains something in the process. But conversations become difficult for me when science is ignored in favor of personal beliefs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Tillage Think Different Tillage Think Different Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:16:00 +0000 103031 at Will sustainability work? <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There are farmers who clearly see the value of sustainability for their business, for the environment and for meeting consumer demand. They choose to certify their best management practices that precisely place fertilizer, capture carbon, minimize nutrient and soil loss, and rebuild soil health. </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Think Different Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:02:00 +0000 102761 at Looking forward: Fertilizer strategy, climate extremes, water management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I like to take time every December to reflect on the past year, as well as weigh changes for the coming year and beyond. I know there are big profit challenges ahead — while facing greater weather extremes.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Think Different Think Different Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:04:00 +0000 102351 at Embrace change <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Leaders say change happens through growth over time. I hope we can all try to get outside our comfort zone. Taking that first step can lead to less fear and put us on the road to greater success.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage Think Different Crops Think Different Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:41:00 +0000 102071 at We’re 75, but not your grandfather’s magazine <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s time to party. The best reason for this -- harvest is over (or almost in some cases). Second best reason, at least in our case, is that our brand, Corn+Soybean Digest, is 75 years young this month. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Issues Soybeans Sustainable Agriculture Think Different Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:19:00 +0000 101521 at Invest in soil biology <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I recently spent two great days at a USDA workshop in Washington, D.C. How could that be fun, right? It was great because of thoughtful discussion and debate by many bright minds all focused on finding ways to get more farmers and landowners involved in the long-term value of soil health.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Soil Think Different Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:52:00 +0000 100841 at