One Farmer’s Conversion to Cover Crops and How Science Helped

When Rick Juchems first got started in farming in the early 1980s, he wasn’t much into conservation.

“I was just trying to survive,” he said.

But his mind began to change after a heavy rain one spring washed away his newly tilled and fertilized soil, and he thought to himself, “there’s got to be a better way.”

Fast forward to today, and he calls himself a “conservationist at heart.”

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