At the annual Summer Field Day at Jim Hershey's farm there will be a Meeting of the Minds dinner at 6 p.m. on July 24, followed by a full, formal program with Indiana no-tiller Rick Clark as the keynote speaker on July 25. Working with King’s AgriSeeds, Jim Hershey planted a “checkerboard” multi-species cover crop plot to demonstrate the value of various multi-species seed mixes. Also on display will be a variety of farmer-owned planters set up to meet their individual needs and there will be planting green and interseeding demonstrations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sure Stay by Best Western (147 Mertz Dr., Elizabethtown). Call 717-367-4000 by July 18 to reserve a room, and MAKE SURE to mention the PA No-Till Alliance. Pre-registration can be done via email at email@example.com, or by calling 717-574-4510.
Addressing a gathering of the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil & Healthy Water, Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., shares a presentation on the impacts on water quality that can be realized by utilizing regenerative ag practices, such as growing cover crops, reducing soil disturbance, maintaining soil armor, and integrating livestock.
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.