Achieving Regenerative Resilience

Relay-Cropping and Reducing Inputs to Achieve Regenerative Resilience

Keith GorhamFriday, Aug. 16 | 10 a.m.-Noon


10929 300 St. W | Illinois City, IL 61259


Keith Gorham & Blain Gorham | Gorham Family Farms


Keith Gorham and his family have been farming regeneratively since 2016 on 500 acres near Illinois City, Illinois, just miles from Muscatine, Iowa. They grow winter wheat, soybeans and corn and raise cattle, pigs, goats and a few chickens. Keith’s goal with adopting regenerative agriculture practices is to increase profitability per acre by reducing inputs all while improving soil health.

On their journey to build a resilient farming operation, they’ve had successes and learned lessons that Keith will share during his field day. Join us to learn the latest about Keith and his son Blain’s work to relay-crop winter wheat and soybeans, cut nitrogen in corn and use a roller-crimper on their cereal rye cover crop.


Lunch will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Relay-cropping winter wheat and soybeans
  • A corn field with zero applied nitrogen
  • Using a roller-crimper
  • Experiences with a PFI on-farm research trial on timing of roll-crimping
  • Whole-farm management and profitability with regenerative agriculture
  • Equipment used on Gorham Family Farms, including a roller-crimper, drill and manure spreader


  • Continuum Ag
  • Precision Conservation Management