Jeremy and Kelly Gustafson
farm just north of Jordan, IA between Boone and Ames. They grow corn, soybeans, hogs, cover crops, a u-pick pumpkin patch and sell seed corn. Jeremy has been featured in numerous Practical Farmers articles and research projects over the years as he’s tested new ways to stay profitable while protecting the soil and improving water quality that leaves his farm. Jeremy serves as a Boone County commissioner and recently hosted a cover crop meet-up while field work was on hold due to heavy rains.
This spring, for the first time ever, Jeremy planted soybeans before his corn and into a living rye cover crop. This was a first for him. Jeremy had to make sure that his planter was set up to plant into living rye and no-till conditions on his Clarion-Nicollet-Webster soil series.