Why Cover Crops Can Be Beneficial To Your Farm

Learn about the benefits of cover crops from a farm kid, and Certified Crop Advisor in Northern Illinois.

Published on: November 23, 2021

Steve Hasselman

Agronomist, Illinois and Southern Wisconsin


Steve is a Certified Crop Advisor whose passion for agriculture and farming began during life on his family’s farm in Northern Illinois. Based in Rockford, Illinois, Steve joined Agoro Carbon Alliance after spending nearly seven years working with leading agricultural technology companies throughout Illinois. During that time, he worked alongside growers to help plan and advise them on their crops. This introduced him to many conservation-minded growers, which spurred a deep interest in conservation ag and soil health. Steve has garnered extensive knowledge in carbon cropping, plant tissue sampling and soil sampling by working with top agronomists. He earned a bachelor's degree in Agronomy and Crop Science, and Agribusiness from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.