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Enduring Farms

Putting sustainability into practice

 

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Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem. And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability. FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2022 Enduring Farm & Enduring Farm Plus awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI.

  • To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use certain sustainable best management practices on their farms. Growers that earn a combined score of 180 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated as Enduring Farms.
  • Growers who implemented additional agronomic and environmental management practices, earning at least an additional 90 points, are designated as an Enduring Farm Plus.

83 Enduring Farms were recently named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2022 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.

Congratulations 2022 Enduring Farm Winners

 

ENDURING FARM DESIGNATION:

 

Faber Farms serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

ECB AG Inc serviced by Central Commodity FS

Malchine Farms serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.

Albert Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Ferrill Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Hyde Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Padrutt Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Stacey Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Voorhees Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Tim Goeddel serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Bell Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

LEJ Family Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Tom Bangert serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.

Bialeschki Farms serviced by Illini FS

Eisenmenger Farms serviced by Illini FS

Hausman Farms serviced by Illini FS

Little Farms serviced by Illini FS

Reifsteck Farms serviced by Illini FS

von Stein Farms serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Driscoll Farms serviced by M & M Service Company

Adcock Family Farms LLC. serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Craig Woker Farms serviced by South Central FS, Inc.

Smith Farms serviced by Sunrise FS

Daybreak Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Fleisher Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Gibson Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Jenks Bros. Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Link Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Poole Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Shreeves Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Youngquist Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

ENDURING FARM PLUS DESIGNATION:

 

Appelquist Farms serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Chapman Farms serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Gonnerman Farms serviced by Ag View FS, Inc. 

Kyle Page  serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Marvin Schabacker Farms  serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

VanHise Farms  serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Funk Farms Trust  serviced by Ag-Land FS, Inc.

Zumwalt Farms  serviced by Ag-Land FS, Inc.

Darrell Hall serviced by Central Commodity FS

Hi-Tech Farms serviced by Central Commodity FS 

Brown and Brown serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Dunn Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Finfrock Farms serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Jack Pitts Farm serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Beer Pork Farm serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Bonnie Crest Farms II serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Jeff & Trisha Hank Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

MacDonald Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Peterson Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Sims Farms serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Nagel Farms serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.

Olson Farms serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc. 

J BAR K Farms serviced by Illini FS

Young Farms Inc serviced by Illini FS

Triple B Grain Farms serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative 

Stanley Wilhelm Farms serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Andy Newton Farm serviced by Prairieland FS, Inc.

Browning Brothers serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Buntin Brothers serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Imhoff Farms serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Matt & Rich Rister serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

J&D Wessel serviced by Sunrise FS

Grigsby Family Farm serviced by Sunrise FS

May Farms serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

Oak Leaf Farm serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

David and Andrew Hunsinger serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

Allison Farms LLC serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Bray Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

CFF, Inc  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

DAW Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

England Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Gavin Bros.  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Greuel Holdings  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Kevin Miller  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Korsmeyer Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

LaFollett Bros. Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Litchfield Family Farms, Inc  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

O'Hern Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Rea Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Spence Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Twin Hill Farms serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Wolf Creek Valley Farms  serviced by West Central FS, Inc. 

Living. Lasting. Enduring.

Sustainable practices that make a difference

Farm enterprises that employed these practices are recognized for their commitment to protecting and preserving their land and natural resources through sustainable nutrient management.


GENERAL PRACTICES 

  • Utilize 4R practices for all nutrient application                                               
  • Soil Sampling, minimum every four years                                                       
  • MiField Applied Research Nutrient Management Studies                              
  • Utilize the Field Print Calculator   


PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT 

  • VRT Lime, P and K applications or utilize a 590 nutrient management plan in Wisconsin
  • No applications on frozen or snow covered ground                                        
  • Utilize cover crops for phosphorus management                                              
  • Utilize buffer strips for phosphorus management 


NITROGEN MANAGEMENT   

  • Utilize MRTN for a base N rate 
  • Apply fall nitrogen when soil temps are below 50 degrees at the 4 inch level 
  • Two or more nitrogen applications 
  • Nitrification and/or Urease inhibitor use 
  • Utilize soil sampling to monitor nitrogen levels  
  • Utilize cover crops if harvest soil sample nitrate levels are above 10 ppm 


Contact your Central Commodity FS Crop Specialist

Your Central Commodity FS Crop Specialist is here to help you with your nutrient management plans. 

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