Thanks to Koch Agronomic Services (AGROTAIN) I was able to attend the 2012 Conservation in Action Tour again this year. I visited with Greg Schwab, Director of Agronomy, during the Conservation Technology Expo which is held after lunch on the tour. Greg is in the photo at their booth in the expo.
We talked about how farmers are proactively investing in conservation research and practices on their farms. He says it’s all about “efficient utilization of what your limiting resources are.” That’s where their AGROTAIN product comes in when you’re talking about nitrogen. “Using AGROTAIN whenever you apply urea helps to conserve that limited resource.”
I asked him what he was hearing from farmers on the tour and he said that the issue of water in areas like Illinois has come up a lot with some Illinois farmers wishing they had some center pivot irrigation. But he says that it’s looking like a good year across the corn belt judging by what people are telling him.
Listen to my interview with Greg here: Interview with Greg SchwabAgWired coverage of the CTIC Indian Creek Watershed Field Tour is sponsored by AGROTAIN