Sometimes the hurdles to sustainable practices come from people right in a farmer’s network: family, landowners, neighbors, seed dealers, and lenders. Bryan and Lauren Biegler, farmers in Minnesota, join Zach and Mitchell to discuss how they fought back the image of being “hippie farmers” as they started strip tilling and planting cover crops. Mollie Aronowitz, a land manager at the People’s Company in Iowa, and Randy Dell from the Nature Conservancy also offer helpful insights into landlord/farmer dynamics around conservation.
Year Produced: 2019
Cropping Systems: Beef Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Forage, Hog, Other Grains, Poultry, Rice, Small Ruminants, Soybean, Vegetables