A program across Illinois and Iowa is looking at ways for farmers to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they produce, and to be compensated for it.
The program explores ways farmers can change the way they apply nitrogen fertilizer to reduce the amount of nitrous oxide gas that is created.
Jason Parrott’s guest on Emphasis is Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, who is the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. They talk about the past, present and future of agriculture education.
Steve Newberry of rural Argyle has been farming all of his life. His farm is located down a winding, gravel road just a couple miles west of the Avenue of the Saints in Lee County.
Newberry says his farm has a little bit of everything, including about 2,000 acres of corn and soybeans, 150 head of cattle, and about 7,000 hogs split between two buildings.
He says his passion for farming starts with his love of cattle, likening it to someone who loves to go fishing.