Tips for Transitioning to No-Till

Boots on the Ground: Tips for Transitioning to No-Till

Alex UdermannFriday, Aug. 9 | 1-3:30 p.m.


2611 17th St. N | Sartell, MN 56377


Alex & Krissy Udermann, John Udermann and Jake Udermann | Meadowbrook Dairy, Inc.


Alex and Krissy Udermann own and operate Meadowbrook Dairy near Sartell, Minnesota, alongside Alex’s father, John, and brother, Jake. Their farm includes a 1,000-acre row crop operation, which is 100% no-till, along with 80 dairy cows and 300 beef steers. They also grow cereal rye for seed, use cover crops extensively, custom-haul liquid and solid manure and do custom no-till planting and cover crop seeding. Passionate about caring for their soil health, the Udermanns recently started composting to grow fungal biology and are working to reduce their commercial fertilizer use.

They are also certified through Minnesota’s Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, which gives farmers an option to receive five other endorsements for conservation efforts ranging from soil health to wildlife. The Udermanns are proud to have achieved all five. If you’re curious about cover crops, transitioning to no-till and other practices that build more resilient soil, don’t miss this chance to learn from the Udermann family.


Snacks and beverages will be provided during the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Meadowbrook Farm’s step-by-step process to success with no-till and cover crops
  • No-till air drill and corn planter demonstrations
  • Nutrient management using manure and compost in a 100% no-till operation
  • In-field assessments of crop roots and soil quality

Location Notes

17th Street N reaches a dead end on either side of Bakers Lake. Meadowbrook Farm is located on the west side of the lake. Check your directions beforehand to make sure you are heading to the correct location.

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