I grew up on a diversified grain and livestock farm located in Lyon County, MN that historically practiced conservation tillage. I work full time off the farm and raise wheat, oats, corn, soybeans, and hay over the years. I recently began using cereal rye and other cover crops on my row crop and small grain acres and will be implementing cover crop mixes across every acre this growing season and on. Growing triticale for seed is a new addition for 2019.

I successfully attempted my first field of no-till soybeans in 2013 and corn in 2015, of course learning on the fly was a bit trying but I’m very happy with the results and my goal of 100% no till is nearly reached.  I also have a small free-range flock of laying hens and a angus based cow/calf herd rotational grazing grass and cover crops.

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Jamie Labat

Lyon County

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