3 Guiding Principles of Conservation Agriculture for a Large-Scale Operation

(file photo)

Water walks, not runs, off Seth Watkins’ farm. That’s the first of three principles Watkins uses to guide the agronomic decisions he makes on Pinhook Farms, based in Iowa.

Watkins, who raises corn, soybeans and cattle across several counties in Iowa, spoke recently at the World Congress on Conservation Agriculture to share his experience with integrating water and soil conservation principles into large-scale agriculture. Watkins explains that his farm has a long history of managing their farm with long-term goals in mind, and that farmers need to be increasingly aware of where run-off from their farm ends up. But adopting conservation agriculture practices isn’t driven by consumer pressure or environmental concerns alone — Watkins says it’s profitable and best for the farm in the long-term.

Hear all about that and more in this interview below.


RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.


Mind Your Farm Business — Ep 35: Taking care of business, and you

Like Bachman Turner Overdrive says, you're "Taking care of business and working overtime," — but do you take time to care for you? In this episode of Mind Your Farm Business, Chip Eichelberger, renowned motivational speaker, explains the importance of taking care of yourself in order to succeed in your business. Reflecting back on an event where he spoke…Read more »


Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.