Producer Roy Schneider has been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for many years. Roy farms about 400 acres near Foley Minnesota and has implemented strip-till farming practices, rotational cattle grazing, a poultry operation, and built a covered stacking slab through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Mike Mcmillin of the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) joins Roy to help explain these programs and practices and tells how other producers can contact the NRCS and SWCD for more information on these programs. We are also joined by Roy’s neighbor, Josh Udermann, who has been working with Roy to implement strip-till and other conservation practices on his farm. Roy’s farm is Water Quality Certified. He has also began to experiment with using cover crops on his fields as he and his family work hard to improve and conserve the soil on their farmland.
Year Produced: 2023
Cropping Systems: Beef Cattle, Corn, Poultry, Soybean