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Soil Health is soil managed to its maximum potential through a system of conservation practices, including never-till, cover crops, advanced nutrient and pest management, and buffers and drainage systems where appropriate. This approach results in healthy soil that reduces erosion, requires less nutrient inputs, manages the effects of flood and drought, and reduces nutrient and sediment loading to streams and rivers.
“To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.”
Sara Schellenberger, NRCS
Sara works hard to improve water, air, and soil quality by administering farm programs and manure and water storage solutions.
“Cover crops are now the THIRD most planted crop in the state, next to corn and soybeans.”