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Organic Producer Video Profiles in Soil Health

Organic farmer Roger Lansink says the success or failure of his operation rests squarely on his shou

Roger Lansink, Oldebolt, IA

Organic farmer Roger Lansink says the success or failure of his operation rests squarely on his shoulders. “We can’t blame any crop failures on synthetic inputs—because we don’t use any,” he says. “But,” he adds, “we can also take all the credit for raising a successful, healthy crop.” Watch the video. (3:43)

For agricultural producers, it’s an age-old question: How do you grow the largest, healthiest, most

Chris Roehm, Forest Grove, OR

For agricultural producers, it’s an age-old question: How do you grow the largest, healthiest, most profitable yields possible? Oregon organic farmer Chris Roehm says the secret’s in the soil. Watch the video. (3:47)

Some people are born to farm. Others grow to love it. In Melissa Dunham’s case, she fell in love wit

Grinnell Heritage Farm, Grinnell, IA

Some people are born to farm. Others grow to love it. In Melissa Dunham’s case, she fell in love with a farmer—and now she loves both the farmer and the farm. Watch the video. (2:57)

To say Eric Nelson enjoys a challenge is an understatement. He’s a certified organic farmer, growing

Eric Nelson, Pendleton, OR

To say Eric Nelson enjoys a challenge is an understatement. He’s a certified organic farmer, growing small grains in a 12-inch precipitation zone—most of which comes between December and February. Watch the video. (2:44)

In many respects, Ron and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann’s “Farm Sweet Farm” is a typical Iowa farm. The Ro

Ron and Maria Rosmann, Harlan, IA

In many respects, Ron and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann’s “Farm Sweet Farm” is a typical Iowa farm. The Rosmann’s grow corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs. But that’s where the similarities with traditional operations end. Watch the video. (4:52)