In this episode we visit with Frank Rademacher, a farmer from East Central Illinois with several years experience in sustainable practice changes on his farm. Frank and his family farm a corn and soybean rotation and have been continuously been practicing no-till and cover cropping for the last 5-8 years. Using strategies like crimping high biomass cover crops, they’re reducing synthetic use, growing non-GMO crops while building soil organic matter.
Frank has a bachelor’s in Crop Science and Integrated Pest Management and currently works as a conservation specialist for Precision Conservation Management, a program funded by IL Corn/Soybean Associations. In this role he helps local farmers implement more conservation practices by providing economic/data, agronomy, and funding support.