Rod Sommerfield

Rod Sommerfield

Rod Sommerfield and his son, Rick, farm about 500 acres in Mazeppa, Minn., about 200 of which has been in the family since 1892. He’s been strip-tilling for more than 2 decades and is the founder of Soil Organic Matter Generators, a mentoring group to help farmers transition to soil healthy practices.

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Maintaining Soil Productivity with Strip-Till

In the grand scheme of things, many people say climate change is the most critical issue facing mankind. But to me, the most important challenge is not just maintaining, but improving the productivity of the soil. Without healthy soil, we won’t be able to continue feeding the growing world population.


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