My wife Laura and I are 3rd generation farmers in the Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan County, where we raised 4 children. We grow corn, soybeans, and wheat on 235 acres. Approximately 65 acres are Highly Erodible Land (HEL).
The conservation practices we use include about 5000 feet of grassed waterways, 18 acres of buffer along a ditch that flows into the Sheboygan Marsh, strip-cropping, no-tilling soybeans on HEL land, and no-tilling all winter wheat and cover crops. These are practices we feel will ensure that the land is better when we leave than when we got here.
I have been a member of the Greenbush Volunteer Fire Department since 1980. As president of the Sheboygan River Basin Progressive Farmers, I am promoting conservation practices that will help farmers and the general public for many years to come.