Shifting the focus of agriculture from maximum yields to maximum soil health quality is critical to the sustainability of agriculture in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, the United States and globally. SFA is committed to continued soil health programming, including programs addressing the integration of cover crops, row crops and livestock grazing.
As part of this commitment, we have built relationships with many expert producers who are leaders in the soil health movement. Click on their names to read each profile:
“Because of this diligent conservation work, Stoney Creek Farm has welcomed the return of wildlife, celebrated consistent yields with lowered input costs, and raised healthier livestock.”
“Complete with a passive solar home of whole timbers, Haase has worked very diligently to adopt a number of regenerative practices on his diversified holding.”
“Stockwell is aided by a deep awareness of the issues commodity agriculture faces matched with a strong passion for resource conservation, and he is motivated by his own farm and the hope that he will one day pass the land on to one or all of his three sons.”
“Dr. Allen Williams says that one of his biggest motivations is ‘encountering farmer after farmer who, with tears in their eyes, admits that no one has ever told them about the soil biology or about how terribly they’ve been treating it.’ They don’t want to lose their farms, and they know they can’t carry on business as usual.”
“Solberg has spent his entire career doing what he loves: working with and caring for the land.”