April 18, 2018


One year later and I think my system can get more efficient and manage crop nutrient application even better.


In my previous post I talked about my investment in an air cart and tool bar to inject fertilizer in a band right under the planted row. This was performed wi...

February 14, 2017

I am writing this because after 41 crop seasons it feels as if number 42 is like I’m back at maybe number 2. The first crop is special because, well, it’s the first. I get to make the decision to buy inputs, prep the ground, plant the crop, watch it grow, and harvest i...

August 11, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24th there will be two field days in Adams County.  We invite you to choose one or come to both!  Several organizations have partnered together to bring you a meaningful day.   Both times include good meals…so please RSVP by Aug 22nd or earlier so...

January 30, 2016

Welcome to 2016, and you KNOW it will be another exciting year. I can’t wait to get back and start working on the planter and getting things ready for spring planting. The title of this post is prompted from the book by Howard G. Buffett titled 40 chances and how most...

September 15, 2015

I am Gene Witte and have been involved with the SWCD for a number of years, first as a board member, than as chairman, and now as associate supervisor. I wanted to share some of my farming career history (have the grey) along with what motivated me down the path to cov...

July 30, 2015

 

 

There is lots of buzzing going on at the Hummel place.  

 

Justin & Lynnette Hummel raise pollinators in Adams County among other things.  This young family supports agriculture and also shares information about where your food comes from.

 

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Will this rain ever stop?  We seem to be lucky to have two dry days in a row.  I’m sure many have noticed that there are many fields that have been flooded out and many that weren’t even planted at all.  I’m here to provide a little bit of a silver lining in this m...

April 30, 2015

Happy May Day Everyone!

 

It seems that the saying “Everything old is new again” is true in agriculture too. Our grandfathers’ knew the benefits of cover crops, but somehow the practice was nearly forgotten in modern farming.  The technological advances in farming strate...

March 28, 2015

 

The Tri-State Watershed Alliance will be hosting River Summit 2015 in Ft. Wayne April 8, 9, 11. This is an opportunity for the region to come together for a Study and Celebration of our most valuable resource – WATER.

 

The first River Summit in Ft. Wayne was held...

November 7, 2014

 

 

 

“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and deve...

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