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Enduring Farms

Putting sustainability into practice

 

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Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem.  And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability.  FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2018 Enduring Farm awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI. 

  • To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use certain sustainable best management practices on their farms. Growers that earn a combined score of 150 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated an Enduring Farms. 

Twenty-six Enduring Farms were recently named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2017 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.  All Enduring Farms will be given two N-WATCH™ sites, utilizing three samples at the sites to measure results of a MiField™ Applied Research trial on nutrient management.  

Congratulations 2020 Enduring Farms


Crop Specialist Growers
Adam Dexter Strom Farms
Adam Dexter Iverson Farms
Adam Dexter Molln Farms
Adam Dexter 4th Meridian Farms
Adam Dexter Hennenfent Brothers
Adam Dexter Walter Farms
Adam Dexter Dan Heinz Farms
Adam Dexter Mackie Farms
Jake Fesler Clee Dixon
Jake Fesler Gary Schroeder
Jake Fesler Zimmerman Farms
Jake Fesler Garold Ray

Thomas Keane Joe & Tammy Brokaw Farms
Bill Kurtz England Farms
Bill Kurtz Tolley Farm
Mason  Blickenstaff Twin Hills Farms
Mason  Blickenstaff Shreeves Farms
Brendan Marshall Corzatt Farms
Brendan Marshall Moore Farms
Lance Murphy Durkee Family Farms
Lance Murphy Fox Farms
Lance Murphy Livermore Family Farms
Brice Seigfreid Schroeder Farms
Brice Seigfreid Allison Farms
Brice Seigfreid Rea Farms
Austin Ufkes Sam & Ryan Wood
Austin Ufkes Quesenberry Farms

Living. Lasting. Enduring.

Sustainable practices that make a difference

Farm enterprises that employed these practices are recognized for their commitment to protecting and preserving their land and natural resources through sustainable nutrient management.


GENERAL PRACTICES 

  • Utilize 4R practices for all nutrient application                                               
  • Soil Sampling, minimum every four years                                                       
  • MiField Applied Research Nutrient Management Studies                              
  • Utilize the Field Print Calculator   


PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT 

  • VRT Lime, P and K applications or utilize a 590 nutrient management plan in Wisconsin
  • No applications on frozen or snow covered ground                                        
  • Utilize cover crops for phosphorus management                                              
  • Utilize buffer strips for phosphorus management 


NITROGEN MANAGEMENT   

  • Utilize MRTN for a base N rate 
  • Apply fall nitrogen when soil temps are below 50 degrees at the 4 inch level 
  • Two or more nitrogen applications 
  • Nitrification and/or Urease inhibitor use 
  • Utilize soil sampling to monitor nitrogen levels  
  • Utilize cover crops if harvest soil sample nitrate levels are above 10 ppm��


Contact your FS Crop Specialist

Your FS Crop Specialist is here to help you with your nutrient management plans. 

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