Published Jul 1, 2022

Field day will explore diverse crop rotations, no-till corn, cover cropping and more – July 15, near Easton, Minnesota

By Tamsyn Jones


Tamsyn Jones | Editor & Outreach Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 |

EASTON, Minn. (July 2, 2022) — Father-son farming team Don and Andy Linder will host a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day exploring conservation rotations and a range of cover cropping practices on Friday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, on their farm near Easton, Minnesota (47605 180th St.).

The event – “Conservation Rotations and Cover Crops Following Small Grains” – is free to attend and will conclude with lunch. RSVPs are appreciated for the meal by July 11. Sign up online, or call Debra Boekholder at (515) 232-5661. Those attending should look for the blue-silo grain system and red barn on 180th Street.

The field day is sponsored by Albert Lea Seed, BioTill Cover Crops, Grain Millers, Minnesota Soil Health Coalition and Organic Crop Exchange.

Andy and Don raise no-till soybeans, no-till and strip-till corn, oats, canning crops and hay. Andy also operates a cover crop seed business selling seed and doing high-clearance applications.

Committed cover-croppers, the Linders have planted 100% of their acres to cover crops every year since 2016. They have also drastically reduced tillage on all acres, and in 2019 started grazing cover crops following their small-grain harvest. These efforts led to the family receiving the Faribault County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Outstanding Conservationist award.

During the field day, the Linders will share their experience with managing diverse rotations, no-till corn, spring-seeded covers and the benefits of grazing for soil health. Andy will showcase his oat field planted next to a field of canning peas, and no-till corn planted into a spring cover crop. TJ Kartes, of Saddle Butte Ag Inc., will also speak.

Full event details are available at

This event is part of Practical Farmers’ 2022 field day season, which includes 41 events hosted by farmers located across the state, and beyond, on topics spanning the agricultural spectrum. Attendees can expect a welcoming atmosphere, a spirit of curiosity, a culture of mutual respect and farmers openly sharing their knowledge and experience.

The full roster of events – along with additional information about PFI field day policies and logistics – is available at For questions, contact the PFI office at or (515) 232-5661.

Practical Farmers’ 2022 field days are supported by Level A sponsors Albert Lea Seed; BioTill Cover Crops; Grain Millers Inc.; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Iowa State University Department of Agronomy; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; MOSA Certified Organic; Nori Carbon Removal; P&K Midwest; Sinclair Tractor; Sunderman Farm Management; and Van Wall Equipment.


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