Contract farmer James Alexander is using cover crops, molasses and alternative seeding methods to rebuild soils in the U.K., turning the fields he’s managing into ‘labs’ to compare the results of his efforts.
Litchfield Farm near Enstone, in Oxfordshire (owned by Nicola and Kevin Knott) is one of four farms I contract farm. Of a total of 1,500 acres, this one is 800 acres. Litchfield is an organic arable farm while the others are ‘conventional.’
Jay Dahl, Welding/Fabrication-Sales at Calmer Corn Heads, introduces Calmer Corn Heads' 12-Row, 30-Inch corn head and explains the advantages of using the 10-Blade BT Chopper Chopping Roll for combining corn. He also talks about the adjustments they made on the corn head when combining downed corn after the August 2020 wind storms.
The Summit, formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC), features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, table talks and vendor booths. Attendees who stay for the entire conference will be offered CCA continuing education units (CEUs).
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.