Monthly podcast dedicated to soil health practices and systems. The podcast is produced through a partnership between the Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative (ccsin.org) and Hoosier Ag Today. It features farmers and other experts discussing a wide variety of practices: no-till, cover crops, nutrient/manure management, grazing.
Special thanks to Purdue University Hort Extension for their organization and guidance for the specialty crop track.
Season 4 Episode 3 - Last Minute Planter Adjustments
No matter how extensively you checked and adjusted your planter over the winter, there are always "game-time" adjustments that will be needed. Barry Fisher, recently retired from NRCS and AJ Adkins, NTM Agriculture, discuss the settings and adjustments they feel are critical to getting a solid stand when no-tilling and/or using cover crops.
Season 4 Episode 2 - So... You want me to change how I farm?
From financial to operational to managerial - there are a lot of decisions a farmer has to make before adopting a conservation practice. Understanding that is critical for anyone working with farmers - conservationists, agronomists, and land managers. Indiana farmer Rodney Rulon and Indiana NRCS State Conservationists Jerry Raynor talk about their passions for conservation - and how to help farmers work through decisions about making an operational change.
Season 4 Episode 2 - Cover Crops in Commercial Tomato Production
Just a few years ago, commercial tomato growers might have said, "You can't use cover crops in tomato production." Things have certainly changed. James Rice from Wanatah, IN and Curt Utterback, Senior Agriculture Coordinator for Red Gold talk about how they both use cover crops in their various crop rotations along with the management considerations they have for managing cover crops and other soil health practices.
Season 4 Episode 1 - Fall-seeded Cover Crops in Specialty Crop Production
Chuck Mohler, AKA "Sweet Corn Charlie" and Joe Rorick, CCSI Agronomist, talk about the many benefits of diversity in production, including use of a wide mix of cover crops - better tasting produce, disease suppression, and nutrient efficiency, just to name a few.
Season 3 Episode 13 - Part 2 Discussing Soil Health with Your Ag Lender
Explaining soil health investments to your ag lender can be challenging for some farmers. Join Indiana farmer Ken Rulon (Rulon Enterprises) and Kansas Farmer Keith Berns (Green Cover Seed) as they dig deeper into the numbers on economic returns. Thanks to the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance for supporting this episode!
Season 3 Episode 12 - Part 1 Discussing Soil Health with Your Ag Lender
Explaining soil health investments to your ag lender can be challenging for some farmers. Join Indiana farmer Ken Rulon (Rulon Enterprises) and Kansas Farmer Keith Berns (Green Cover Seed) as they give advice on talking to loan officers - especially if you're relatively new to a soil health practice. Thanks to the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance for supporting this episode!