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Manure Composting with Jeff Endres


Manure Composting with Jeff Endres

Buckeye Farm: Drainage Water Management


Buckeye Farm: Drainage Water Management

Biological Capital and Its Value to A Farm


Biological Capital and Its Value to A Farm

About One Good Idea

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 pointing to no-till planter


Planting No-Till Soybeans into Living Rye Cover Crop

Farmer standing in corn field talking into a microphone


No-Till Corn Planted Green with farmer Dale Theel

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Planting Green for Roller Crimping

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What is this?

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

Who’s behind this?

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.