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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 2018 Enduring Farm 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 150 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated an Enduring Farm.

Eighty-eight Enduring Farms were recently named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2019 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.  

 

Read the GROWMARK Press Release here.

Congratulations 2019 Enduring Farms


Aalter Farms, Woodhull, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Appell Pork Farms, Altona, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Arnold Farms, Sciota, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Art Trimble & Son Farms, Farmer City, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Ayers Farm, Monticello, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Barry Fisher, Ellisville, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Bartlett Farms, Dallas City, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Beulah Land Farms, Kirkwood, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Bollin Farms, Nauvoo, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Bose Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Brad Flatt, Media, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Brent Fowler, Rushville, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Brian Koerner, Chatsworth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Brown & Brown Farms, Decatur IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Carlson Farms, Galesburg, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Carr Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Cattleland AG, Carthage, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Conner Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Dave Bradley, Avon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

David & LouAnn Metternich, Nauvoo, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Daybreak Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Doug &Derek Stephens, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Durham Farms, Carthage, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

England Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Eyer Farms, Anchor, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Foresman Farms, Summerfield, NC serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Gary Stork, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Gibson Farms, Knoxville, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Gonigam Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Greuel Holdings, LLC, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Grigsby Family Farm, Tallula, IL serviced by Sunrise FS

Guither Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

H & H Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Harman Grain & Cattle LTD, Niota, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Hawkinson Farms, Galesburg, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Hester Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Hutson Farms, Niota, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Imhoff Farms, Murphysboro, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Iutzi Farms, Hamilton, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Jerry Erlandson, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

John Mueller, Strawn, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Justin Wierman, Atwood, IL serviced by Illini FS

Kamradt Farms, Tolono, IL serviced by Illini FS

Link Farms, Abingdon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Litchfield Family Farm Inc, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Louis Fowler, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Malchine Farms, Waterford, WI serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.

McVeigh Brothers, Hamilton, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

M-Farms, Altona, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Moore Farms, Oneida, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Mueller Farms, Taylor Ridge, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Nelson Farms, Rio, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Nielsen Farms, Magnolia, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Norris Farms, Palmer, IL serviced by Christian County Farmers Supply Company

Padrutt Farms, Forsyth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Peterson Farms, Oneida, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Plunk Feeney Family Farms, Mansfield, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Randy Parks, Adair, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Reifsteck Farms, Tolono, IL serviced by Illini FS

Rieker Farms, Ohio, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Saxon Farms, Galva, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Schenck Farms, Niota, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Schrof Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Seiboldt Farms, Victoria, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Sharer Farms, Little York, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Shoemaker Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Sparrow Farms, Stronghurst, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Stenger Farms, Hindsboro, IL serviced by Illini FS

Stenger Farms, Tuscola, IL serviced by Illini FS

Steve and Carol Kurtenbach, Chatsworth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Steve Evans, Stronghurst, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Swanson Farms, Oneida, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

TB Farms, Inc., Dallas City, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Todd Dixon, Plymouth, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Todd Haab, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Tom Schlatter, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Tri-L Farms, Anchor, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Trimble Farms, Farmer City, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Triple V Farms, Breese, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Twin Hill Farms, Gilson, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Ullerup Farms, Altona, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Van Winkle Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Voorhees Farms Inc, Forsyth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Wesch Farms, Tuscola, IL serviced by Illini FS

West Farms, Victoria, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Wild Rose Farms, Gilson, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Williams Farm, Arcola, IL serviced by Illini FS

Zimmerman Farms, Tennessee, IL 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.


Enduring Farms cover one of these three main areas of focus:


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 


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