Ep. 74 Soil Revival

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Shawn and Beth Dougherty join Dale Strickler to discuss the promise that all land and its soil have to offer when managed correctly.

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Dale Strickler  is an agronomist for Green Cover Seed, the nation’s leading cover crop specific seed company and a leader in the soil health movement, based out of Bladen, NE. He grew up on a diversified farm near Colony, KS, then attended Kansas State university, achieving both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy. He also has his own cattle operation near Jamestown, KS, where he puts into practice his theories about creating better soil. He planted his first cover crop in 1988 and has been experimenting with them ever since with increasingly impressive results.

Shawn and Beth Dougherty have been farming together since the 1980s, for the last twenty years in eastern Ohio, where they manage 27 acres designated by the state as ‘not suitable for agriculture’, as well as a monastery farm of 100 acres.

Using intensive grazing as the primary source of food energy, they raise dairy and beef cows, sheep, farm-fed hogs, and a variety of poultry, producing most of the food, and feed, on the farm.

Additional Resources:

Soil Stewardship Act of 2018

Maintain Healthy Soil with Crop Rotation

Making Biochar to Improve Soil


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Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell. Haley Casey and Charlotte French.

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