Healthy soil = Healthy food. In this photo you can see different land used in different ways. This field was taken out of the Conservation Reserve Program and is now in a rotation of spring wheat, winter wheat, corn and sometimes canola, sunflowers, flax, chickpeas, green or yellow peas using #no-till farming practices. We implemented no-till practices to prevent erosion and conserve moisture. No matter what land management practices used, erosion still exists, however we strive to use methods to avoid erosion as much as possible. In the photo you also see pasture used to graze cattle and hay bales to feed cattle in the winter. We have found that land use diversification increases wildlife habitat as well.


About Beer Ranch

I'm a farm/ranch wife and mother of 4. I've lived all my life on a farm caring for Angus cows. Currently we raise cattle and a variety of crops including wheat, corn, sunflowers, millet and peas. It is a great life and great way to raise children. We live and learn everyday about the world God has made for us. We try to find better ways of taking care of the land while raising food for people.
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