Young Farm Family's Award Winning Farming Operation Depends on Healthy Soil
Chris and Rebekah Pierce are no strangers to agriculture in Kentucky. They’re the 2014 winners of the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s ‘Outstanding Young Farm Family’ award and the national ‘American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher’s Achievement Award.’ So what makes their operation so successful? It all comes down to what many refer to as the ‘National Soil Health Movement.’ Read their story.
Discover the Cover: It's not your Grandfather's cover crop
As part of a five-year trial, Wiley and Terrie Brown implemented cover crops on a five-acre soil health research plot on their Knox County farm in 2012. See how their total operation has improved in three years of practicing soil health practices on their farm. Read the Brown's story.
Conservation Stewardship Program Helps Rancher Improve Quality and Increase Quantity of Pastures
For cattle farmers, it boils down to daily gains. The quality of the forage is a key factor. One Kentucky farmer and veterinarian understands this fact. Dr. Sam Cofield from Cadiz, Kentucky has been farming with his wife Lynn (also a veterinarian) for over 30 years. Read the Cofield's story.
Rotational Grazing Is Not a One Size Fits All Approach
Tom Wimpsett bought his farm 35 years ago when the land was used for tobacco, hogs, and cattle. That farm now functions solely as a cattle farm. The operation has grown and through proper attention, the land has improved making the business sustainable for many years to come. Read full story.
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