Wisconsin Dairy Uses Planting, Cropping Strategies for SustainabilityTue, 09 Mar 2021 09:37:09 CST
Kris Scheider manages and operates Zirbel Dairy Farms in De Pere, WI with his in-laws. Together they prioritize soil health and sustainable farming practices on the dairy operation, implementing cover cropping and no-till farming practices and last summer incorporating 400 acres of forage sorghum into their cows’ feed ration.
In the latest Farmer Focus Scheider talks about how continuous improvement is important to their sustainability strategy.
“I think the biggest key to a sustainable operation is you're always putting your best foot forward and you're always improving the ground that you've got,” says Scheider, Vice President of the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Farmer Advisory Council program.
For more Farmer Focus stories, co-sponsored by NMPF and the FARM Program, check out NMPF’s Sharing Our Story page, which also includes its Dairy Defined thought-leadership series and CEO’s Corner, a monthly column from NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern.
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