Join Eric Pfeiffer for the September HAT Soil Health Podcast presented by the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative. This month, Eric chats with Knox County farmer Mike Brocksmith and Ceres Solutions Certified Crop Adviser Betsy Bower about the role cover crops can play in the management of fall emerged weeds.
The Brocksmiths host numerous field days and discussion groups on their farm to further knowledge of soil health systems. Mike was one of the earliest adopters of no-till in Knox County. Susan Brocksmith, Mike’s wife, chairs the Vincennes University Business and Management Department and the VU Agribusiness program. As such, the couple host high-school and college aged students to learn more about soil health practices and systems.
Betsy has been a standard-bearer for soil health systems in Indiana. She was instrumental in the incorporation of soil health farming support as part of Ceres’ business model. Additionally, Betsy and the Ceres team have been at the leading edge of the Land-o-Lakes SUSTAIN program in Indiana- helping their clientele adopt soil health practices – and to position themselves for a growing consumer demand for sustainably sourced food, fiber, and fuel.