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">Buckeye Farm: Maintaining Forest Buffers

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Buckeye Farm: Maintaining Forest Buffers

">Grazing Cover Crops: Cover Crop Establishment

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Grazing Cover Crops: Cover Crop Establishment

">No-Till Pumpkins

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No-Till Pumpkins

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

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Video

Interseeding Cover Crops for Cattle and Soil

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Podcast

Fall-seeded Cover Crops in Specialty Crop Production

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Podcast

Fall Tillage and Fertilization Do’s and Don’ts


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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.