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Profile in Soil Health: Jesse Sanchez, Firebaugh, CA

Some people want to build better mousetraps. Jesse Sanchez wants to build better soil. It’s been his goal, his passion, for a long, long time. More than 20 years ago, when he was an employee of Sano Farms in Firebaugh, Calif., Sanchez asked his boss if he could experiment...

Profiles in Soil Health: Michael Crowell, Turlock, CA

For any California farmer who doubts the soil-health benefits of no-till, Michael Crowell offers this challenge: “Just come look at my soil.” Crowell, 72, and his son and business partner, Adam, 46, own and operate a 270-acre dairy in Turlock Calif....

Profiles in Soil Health: Scott Park, Meridian, CA

When Scott Park began his farming career more than 40 years ago, he farmed pretty much the way everyone else did – conventionally. But Park realized his business model wasn’t sustainable. “Profit margins were quite slight. Watch the video on YouTube!

Profiles in Soil Health: Fritz Durst, Esparto, CA

When you talk to Fritz Durst,  do not call soil “dirt.” “Dirt is what you build a house on. Soil is a living thing,” he will tell you emphatically. That fundamental understanding is the foundation... Watch the video on YouTube!

Soil Health Blues Video

Dan Chellemi, soil health expert with Driscoll Berries, spends most of his time helping farmers and overseeing field trials… but he has another bluesier side to share as well. It might make you think Dust Bowl all over again. Watch the video on YouTube!


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