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Lee Tesdell (center) with his sons Omar (left) and Ramsey pose together after Lee was presented with Practical Farmers’ 2019 Farmland Owner Legacy Award on July 10. Lee is proud of his farm’s long history and heritage. Purchased in 1884 by his great-grandfather, he is the fourth generation to steward Tesdell Century Farm near Slater.
Transitioning land from row crops to vegetable production is a process. When Shaffer Ridgeway started vegetable farming on 3 rented acres,, he was motivated to practice regenerative methods he promotes as a USDA district conservationist; yet overcoming a waterhemp infestation required amending that approach. Hear about successes and lessons learned on Shaffer's journey toward building healthy soil and growing nutritious food.
Catching Up: Transitioning Ground from Row Crops to Vegetable ProductionWayne County
Landowner Boot Camp - Workshop #2: Rhythms of Agriculture
Shared Learning Call: Early-seeded rye covers for weed suppression in organic, no-till soybeans
Field Day: Cover Crops From Start to Finish1560 Heather Ave., Latimer, IA 50452
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