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Farmer Scientists: Five Trials in Managing for Soil Health
Working with Dr. Robin “Buz” Kloot, Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, five farmers seek to quantify the potential benefits of conservation practices that build soil health. This 23-minute video follows them on their journey.
Farmer's Footprint | Regeneration : The Beginning
This film series explores scientific findings from ZACH BUSH MD and soil health expert Dr. Allen Williams of Soil Health Consultants, LLC that identify the root cause of the current chronic disease epidemic and its connection to chemically dependent agricultural practices. This film features the trials, learnings and victories of the four generation Breitkreutz family from Stoney Creek Farm transitioning from conventional farming to regenerative agriculture in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Using conventional methods they saw their soils degrade and their input costs rise every year. Transitioning to regenerative practices has helped their row cropping operation and significantly reduced their input cost for their cattle. This film tells the story of how they did it. More of our content and grassroots effort at https://farmersfootprint.us/ SUPPORT: https://farmersfootprint.us/ TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/311936042 DIRECTOR - Nicol Ragland EXEC. PRODUCER - Dr Zach Bush POWERED BY - Seraphic Group
USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center
Under Cover Farmers - Feature Length
Follow our Under Cover Farmers to learn how three farmers in Stanly County, NC, started using multispecies cover crops and how they were able to realize economic returns on their investment in the first year (feature length). This video was produced through a partnership agreement between Dr. Robin 'Buz' Kloot, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, and the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. The opinions expressed in this video are those of the farmers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of USDA.
Soil Health Institute
Russel Hedrick- American Farmer TV
Russell Hedrick, JRH Grain Farms, LLC, is a first generation farmer in the foothills of Hickory, North Carolina. He grows 800 acres of corn, soybeans, white wheat, black oats, triticale and barley. He also raises pasture cattle, sheep, and Berkshire pigs.
Conservation Tillage: Should Zach’s “Friend” Give It a Try?
Conservation tillage can provide a lot of benefits. It increases water filtration, reduces erosion, and improves soil productivity. But some farmers worry about weed control challenges and lower yields. University of Minnesota extension specialist Jodi DeJong-Hughes joins Zach and Mitchell to talk about conservation tillage, including a recent study she did assessing different tillage practices. And North Dakota farmer Mike Langseth, who participated in the study, weighs in with his experiences. The takeaway? Less can indeed be more with tillage. Resources: ►Upper Midwest Tillage Guide https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/crops/strip-till-for-field-crop-production ►University of Minnesota Soil Management and Health https://extension.umn.edu/soil-and-water/soil-management-and-health ►North Dakota State University Strip Till Guide https://extension.umn.edu/soil-and-water/soil-management-and-health#upper-midwest-tillage-guide-1233360 Subscribe to Field Work and never miss an episode! Listen on Apple Music, Google and Spotify: https://bit.ly/2Dm2p2x Like us on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2W4rbM4 Follow us on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2vmgubT
Drain Tile: Friend or Foe?
We explore the benefits and downsides of drain tiles with Rodney Rulon, an Indiana farmer, and Matt Helmers, the director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. Drain tiles dry out and warm up fields, boost productivity, and extend growing seasons, which can make them important economically. But they can also have negative effects on water quality. Zach and Mitchell talk with the guests about how to offset some of those negative effects within the farm’s system. Resources: ►Drainage Water Quality Impacts Study http://agwatermgmt.ae.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/agwaterdocuments/gilmore-city-25-year-summary.pdf ►Planter Maintenance Tips for 2019 https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2019/04/planter-maintenance-tips-2019 Subscribe to Field Work and never miss an episode! Listen on Apple Music, Google and Spotify: https://www.fieldworktalk.org/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fieldworktalk/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fieldworktalk