Why one farm family has changed the way they farm

· May 24, 2019

Seven years ago, Bryan and Lauren Biegler changed the way they farm. In this video, the Minnesota farm family explains why they decided to rethink how they were taking care of their soils and try out conservation practices like strip-till and cover crops. They say they can’t quantify the benefits of the changes on their balance sheet, but the improvements they’re seeing with soil health are invaluable.

The video comes from the creators at Field Work. Field Work is a podcast in which commercial farmers share their own experiences with sustainable agriculture: what’s worked, what hasn’t, and why. Hosts Zach Johnson (MN Millennial Farmer) and Mitchell Hora explore the successes and challenges farmers experience as they adopt new practices, without greenwashing over the difficulties.

“The choices that we are making out in the field and all of the changes we have made, I think, all relates back to this. That we are very cognitive of the fact that we are all a part of the bigger picture,” says Lauren Biegler. She continues, “We just want to know that we are doing the best we can with the land that we farm so we are being responsible to all of our neighbors.” 

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