No-Till Organic Relay Cropping

No-Till Organic Relay Cropping

06.13 Akin WendtTuesday, June 13 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Hosts: Caleb Akin & Noah Wendt

A&W Farms | In partnership with Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program

Address: 29630 600th Ave. Cambridge, IA 50046


Caleb Akin and Noah Wendt started A&W Farms near Cambridge, Iowa, in 2006. As a farm team, they feed cattle, produce conventional corn and soybeans and grow a variety of organic grain on 1,500 acres. The farm is no-till and Caleb and Noah have planted cover crops since 2015 on all of their acres. At this field day, they will discuss how they relay-crop rye and soybeans in their organic no-till system. Attendees will see the organic cultivation equipment Caleb and Noah use, and the custom-built roller-crimper and planter that Caleb uses to crimp rye and plant soybeans.

Lunch will follow the field day.

Sponsored by:

  • ADM re:generations
  • Albert Lea Seed
  • Farming for Public Health
  • Iowa Organic Association
  • OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa
  • Polk Soil and Water Conservation District

See & Discuss:

  • Organic no-till relay crop rye with soybeans
  • A custom-built combination roller-crimper and planter
  • Organic cultivation equipment