Nathan and Sarah Anderson Profile

Date:               June 25, 2016 – Cherokee (2-5:30 p.m.)

Event Title:     Managed Grazing to Improve Pasture and Cropland

County:           Cherokee

How Many Years Farming?  6

Acres in Production:  145 owned acres, plus some rented acres

Crops Grown: Corn, soybeans, hay, small grains

Production Practices Used to Raise These Crops:

  • No-till
  • Cover crops
  • Nutrient management
  • Split nutrient application

Livestock Raised:  Beef cattle – Black and Red Angus and composites

Equipment, Implements, Tools, Infrastructure Used to Raise These Livestock:

Cow-calf share agreement

Production Practices Used to Raise These Livestock:

  • Rotation grazing
  • Hormone-free
  • Antibiotic-free
  • Non-GMO feed

Any Farm Employees?  No

Farm Organizational Structure:   Sole proprietorship

Farm Programs Used:

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Special Business Software Used?  Quicken

Certified Organic? No

How are Crops Marketed?

  • Direct-marketing
  • Grain elevator or co-op
  • On-farm retail sales

Other Background:

  • Nathan is currently serving on Practical Farmers’ board of directors