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Results of continuous no-till and cover crops in heavy clay soil


Results of continuous no-till and cover crops in heavy clay soil

Planter Setup for Cover Crops


Planter Setup for Cover Crops

Bioreactors: A Farmer’s Perspective


Bioreactors: A Farmer’s Perspective

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One Good Idea is a multimedia clearinghouse where farmers can learn from other farmers about how to be successful and profitable with soil health and other stewardship practices.

Because, sometimes, all you need to get started is to try that one good idea.

Ideas for the Season

Farmer talking with cows in pasture behind him


Consider Soil Conditions When Winter Feeding Hay

Cattle grazing in snowy farm field

Virtual Event Recording

Producer-led Webinar: Fall and Winter Grazing Techniques

Man talking and holding up plant


Mid Winter Trit Update

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A multimedia clearinghouse for ideas about soil and water stewardship that are by farmers, for farmers, and backed by evidence.

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We are a collaboration of university Extension specialists and farmers across the U.S. Midwest and Mid-South.

What do you mean by evidence?

To us, evidence is both research and farmers’ real-life experiences, and we work to ensure you get ideas you can trust.