I’ve really enjoyed getting to know my conservation colleagues in the Lower St. Croix watershed over the past couple years. … Continue reading Walking the conservation talk – the importance of leading by example
The first year the Mold family practiced vertical till on their farm fields, the sight of all that corn residue … Continue reading A farm, a family, and a lifetime of learning.
After a successful planting of some native plants in my garden earlier this summer, I decided to take another plunge … Continue reading What happens when landscapes ‘go dormant’?
After working with our basin agronomist this past summer – meeting farmers, making videos for our YouTube channel, and in … Continue reading Connecting the dots between farming, weather, risk management, and soil health
One of my favorite things about my job is that I’m always learning something new. While much of what I … Continue reading Conservation Potpourri: August edition
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to help support and participate in a field day in southern Washington county, … Continue reading It’s a day for a field day!
In sitting in the last staff meeting for the Washington Conservation District, I kept hearing similar words and phrases across … Continue reading A window into the work of your local soil and water conservation districts
This past week I had the opportunity to get out in some farm fields with our recently hired agronomist, Jennifer … Continue reading The lure and reality of conservation tillage
My Monday got totally derailed. This last Sunday evening, our neighborhood received word that our vendor who manages the prairie … Continue reading Burn, baby, burn: the use of fire in land management and restoration
To read part 1, click here. As I’ve been browsing different websites and resources about planning and designing my native … Continue reading Confessions of timid gardener, part 2: what does ‘soil health’ mean anyway?