Bill Frederick, of Jefferson, and with his dogs, Comet and Jig, stand in a field where a cereal rye cover crop is brightening the landscape. Bill is a big proponent of grazing cover crops, and co-runs Iowa Cover Crop, a full-service cover crop business. He loves getting combining done and seeing green in the field.
Bill and his wife, Melissa, operate a diverse farm that includes small grains in addition to corn and soybeans. He harvests small grains in mid-summer, which provides a large window to grow additional forage that his cattle can graze in the late summer and fall.