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Enduring Farms

Putting sustainability into practice

 

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Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem. And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability. FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2020 Enduring Farm & Enduring Farm Plus awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI.


  • To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use certain sustainable best management practices on their farms. Growers that earn a combined score of 180 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated as Enduring Farms.
  • Growers who implemented additional agronomic and environmental management practices, earning at least an additional 90 points, are designated as an Enduring Farm Plus.


140 Enduring Farms were recently named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2020 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.

Congratulations 2020 Enduring Farms


ENDURING FARM DESIGNATION:

Albert Farms, Oakley, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Albin Farms, Tuscola, IL  serviced by Illini FS

Allison Family Corp, Virden, IL serviced by M & M Service Company

Bennett Farms, Argenta, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Bialeschki Farms, Sadorus, IL serviced by Illini FS

Brad & Robin Corzatt, Berwick, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Cullison Farms, Atwood, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Dallas Brothers Farms, Tuscola, IL serviced by Illini FS

Faber Farms, LaMoille, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Ferrill Farms, Maroa, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Fessler Farms, Dow, IL serviced by TriCounty FS, Inc.

Fonger Farms, Minier, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Friedrich Farms, Green Valley, IL serviced by Ag-Land FS, Inc.

Funk Farms Trust, Shirley, IL serviced by Ag-Land FS, Inc.

Gallagher Farms, Bement, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Garold Ray, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Gates Farms, Deklab, IL  serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Harbaugh Farms, Tuscola, IL serviced by Illini FS

Heinz Farms, Edwards, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Helding Farms, Franksville, WI serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.

Hennenfent Brothers, Wataga, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Herringshaw Farms, Rudolph, OH serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Hopkins Family Farm, Promise City, IA serviced by AGRILAND FS, Inc.

J&D Wessel, Chandlerville, IL serviced by Sunrise FS

Jarvis Farms, Ashton, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

JB Timmermann Farms LTD, Breese, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Joe & Tammy Brokaw Farms, Monmouth, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Larry Loy Farms, Jerseyville, IL  serviced by TriCounty FS, Inc.
LEJ Family Farms, Rock Falls, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.
Malchine Farms, Waterford, WI serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.
McConachie Farms LLC, Culter, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.
Mcward Farms, Owaneco, IL serviced by Christian County FS
Mike Mackie, Williamsfield, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Model Dairy Farms, Dodgeville, WI serviced by Insight FS
Molln Farms, Toulon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Moore Farms, Roseville, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Nagel Farm, Oglesby, IL serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.
Olson Farms, Peru, IL serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.
Padrutt Farms, Forsyth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.
Pine Ridge Farms LLP, Newman, IL serviced by Illini FS
Pool Farms, Clinton, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.
Prose Farms LTD, Girard, IL serviced by M & M Service Company
Randy Toepper, Magnolia, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.
Reinhardt Dairy, Red Bud, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.
Rice Farms, Philo, IL serviced by Illini FS
Rich & Matt Rister, Harrisburg, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.
Rohlfing Farms, Red Bud, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.
Schmidt Farms, Carlinville, IL serviced by M & M Service Company
Seth Scott, Burlington, WI serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.
Shreeves Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Solum Solutions LLC, Waverly, IA serviced by AgVantage FS
Stacey Farms, Illiopolis, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.
Steve Curtin, Stonington, IL serviced by Christian County FS
Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, IL serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.
Templeton Farms, Pinckneyville, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.
Tolley Farms, Avon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Tom Bangert, Waterman, IL serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.
Turner Farms, Mahoet, IL serviced by TriCounty FS, Inc.
von Stein Farms, Jenera, OH serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative
Voorhees Farms, Forsyth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.
Walter Farms, Laura, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.
Warner Farms, Ashton, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.
Weidman Farm, Kenosha, WI serviced by Conserv FS, Inc.
Wentworth Farms, Maroa, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.
Wesch Farms, Tuscola, IL serviced by Illini FS
(David) Wheeler Farms, Yorkville, IL serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.
(Rodney) Wheeler Farms, Yorkville, IL serviced by GRAINCO FS, Inc.
Wilhour Farms, Pana, IL serviced by Christian County FS
Young Farms, Carlinville, IL serviced by M & M Service Company
Zimmerman Farms, Colchester, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.


ENDURING FARM PLUS DESIGNATION:


Allison Farms, LLC, Macomb, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Andy Newton, Mt. Sterling, IL serviced by Prairieland FS, Inc.

Ayers Farm, Monticello, IL serviced by Piatt County Service Company

Baker Family Farms, Laplata, MO serviced by Prairieland FS, Inc.

Bauman Farms, Mulkeyton, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

BDKR Inc., Washington, IA serviced by AGRILAND FS, Inc.

Beckman Farms , Jacob, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Bell Farms, Viola, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Bonnie Crest Farms II, Kewanee, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Brockelsby Family Farms LLC, Edinburg, IL serviced by Christian County FS

Brown and Brown Farms, Decatur, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Chapman Farms Ashton, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Clee Dixon, Colchester, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Cleon Klemish, Adair, IA serviced by AGRILAND FS, Inc.

Coyne Farms, Milan, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Crane Farms, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Dean and Joyce Book, Sterling, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Dehn Land & Cattle, Elizabeth, IL serviced by Stephenson Service Company

Doug and Derek Stephens, Forrest, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Duncan & Johnson Farms, Alexis, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Dunn Farms, Decatur, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Durkee Family Farms, Stronghurst, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

England Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Erik Kurtenbach, Chatsworth, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Fox Farms, Stronghurst, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Gary Schroeder, La Harpe, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Geisler Family Farms, Mt. Sterling, IL serviced by Prairieland FS, Inc.

Glenn Reeser Farm, Farmer City, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Gonnerman Farms, Saint Charles, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Green Farms Inc., Klemme, IA serviced by AgVantage FS

GSE FARMS, Wyanet, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Hixon Farms, Sumner, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Hocking Farms, Mount Carmel, IL serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

Imhoff Farms, Murphysboro, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Iverson Farms, Dunlap, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Jason Hoeger, Manchester, IA serviced by Three Rivers FS Company

JEM Farms, Saybrook, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

John Meiners, Anchor, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Jr. Upton Farm, Springerton, IL serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

Lay Farms, Bloomington, IL serviced by Evergreen FS, Inc.

Livermore Family Farms, Media, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Madison Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Maloney Farms, Manchester, IA serviced by Three Rivers FS Company

Mark & Nick Huelsmann, Breese, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

May Farms, Newton, IL serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

McCrea Farms, Delavan, IL serviced by Ag-Land FS, Inc.

Mike Driscoll, Modesto, IL serviced by M & M Service Company

Miller Farms, Clinton, IL serviced by Heritage FS, Inc.

Neuhaus Schorfheide Farms, Hoyleton, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Pierson Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Quesenberry Farms, Carthage, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Rea Farms, Carthage, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Reifsteck Farms, Champaign, IL serviced by Illini FS

Reinhardt Farms, Seaton, IL serviced by Gold Star FS, Inc.

Ruppert Farms, Coulterville, IL serviced by Southern FS, Inc.

Ryan Vogel, Hedrick, IA serviced by AGRILAND FS, Inc.

Sam & Ryan Wood, Elvaston, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Sample Farms, Ellery, IL serviced by Wabash Valley Service Company

Schoff Farms, Walnut, IL serviced by Ag View FS, Inc.

Schroeder Farms, Basco, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Smith Farms, Epworth, IA serviced by Three Rivers FS Company

Strom Farms, Dahinda, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Triple B Grain Farms, Rawson, OH serviced by Legacy Farmers Cooperative

Turnis Farms, Bernard, IA serviced by Three Rivers FS Company

Twin Hill Farms, Maquon, IL serviced by West Central FS, Inc.

Ullmer Farms, Seymour, WI serviced by Insight FS

Van Bogaert Farms, Belmont, WI serviced by Insight FS

Waldbeser Farms, Loda, IL serviced by Heritage FS, Inc.

Zeiger Farms, Fults, IL serviced by Gateway FS, Inc.

Living. Lasting. Enduring.

Sustainable practices that make a difference

Farm enterprises that employed these practices are recognized for their commitment to protecting and preserving their land and natural resources through sustainable nutrient management.


GENERAL PRACTICES 

  • Utilize 4R practices for all nutrient application                                               
  • Soil Sampling, minimum every four years                                                       
  • MiField Applied Research Nutrient Management Studies                              
  • Utilize the Field Print Calculator   


PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT 

  • VRT Lime, P and K applications or utilize a 590 nutrient management plan in Wisconsin
  • No applications on frozen or snow covered ground                                        
  • Utilize cover crops for phosphorus management                                              
  • Utilize buffer strips for phosphorus management 


NITROGEN MANAGEMENT   

  • Utilize MRTN for a base N rate 
  • Apply fall nitrogen when soil temps are below 50 degrees at the 4 inch level 
  • Two or more nitrogen applications 
  • Nitrification and/or Urease inhibitor use 
  • Utilize soil sampling to monitor nitrogen levels  
  • Utilize cover crops if harvest soil sample nitrate levels are above 10 ppm 


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