Strategies for Diversifying Row Crops

Innovative Strategies for Diversifying a Row Crop Operation

Chris and Shannon GaesserWednesday, July 10 | 4-6 p.m.


2507 Quince Ave. | Corning, IA 50841


Chris & Shannon Gaesser | GX Agriculture


Chris and Shannon Gaesser farm just over 4,000 acres of corn, soybeans and small grains near Corning, Iowa. Together, they also run GX Agriculture, a farm service business that sells and custom-applies cover crop seed. They grow and harvest rye as cover crop seed and as grain for Revelton Distillery in Osceola, Iowa. Shannon and Chris follow their corn and soybeans with a rye, triticale or other small-grain cover crop. They also take part in several research trials studying a range of topics, from nitrogen fixation and biological fertilizers to drone applications. Join the Gaessers at their field day to explore innovative strategies for diversifying rotations and establishing partnerships to build a resilient farm and business.


A light meal will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Management strategies for small grains
  • A Walker combine modified to clean grain
  • Grazing neighbors’ livestock on cover crops
  • Finding niche markets for small grains
  • On-farm research exploring perennial ground cover, biologicals, nitrogen fixation and more

Farm Info



  • Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
  • Iowa Soybean Association Research Center for Farming Innovation
  • Iowa State Department of Agronomy
  • Mad Captial