For My Farm
Farmers are working
to protect the land and water
For My Farm
Ohio farmers are using best practices to improve the health of the soil and land they farm.
For My Business
For Ohio farmers, best practice management results in covering more acres in less time, with less equipment and using less fuel, improving the bottom line.
For My Community
Improvements in soil health, water quality and overall business revenue not only help each farm, but the communities they support.
Best practices make a difference
Hear from Ohio farmers about their use of best practices to benefit their land and community.
Benefits of Best Practice Management
Using best practices leads to better outcomes
Throughout Ohio farmers implement best management practices to not only boost their bottom line, but also strengthen the land, improve yields and protect the water.
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Farmers across Ohio follow industry best practices that result in benefits for the land and community
We strip band all of our fertilizer. We're using soil tests. We've reduced our use of commercial fertilizer substantially, and we also use cover crops. About 90 percent of our acres are no-till. It's amazing the results we've seen in soil health, soil fertility, our reduced fuel, our reduced tillage. We found that we could implement these practices effectively and efficiently and that our bottom line will benefit.

- Andy Stickel, Farmer, Wood County, Ohio
Farmers across Ohio follow industry best practices that result in benefits for the land and community
As part of our demonstration farm project we have installed a phosphorous bed to pull out excess phosphorous before the water leaves the field. It protects the water, but it also helps us get the most out of our soil and nutrients.

- Chris Kurt, Farmer, Dunkirk, Ohio
Farmers across Ohio follow industry best practices that result in benefits for the land and community
I've learned that we can farm acres more efficiently, I can utilize less nutrients, and I can utilize the best herbicide/pesticide practices and manage my crops well. I can be successful on more acres with less labor and less time and less equipment. Overall it affects the bottom line.

- Lane Osswald, Farmer, Eldorado, Ohio
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