Building on a Family Legacy (January 2019



Farming next to St. Mary’s river on the land his great, great grandfather settled in 1847, Decatur, Indiana farmer Mike Werling takes special pride in the way his system has restored biodiversity and is even reclaiming clay knobs that were a result of generations of farming practices.  Werling and Indiana USDA-NRCS Soil Health Specialist Stephanie McLain discuss how his soils behave under a long term system, an earthworm work force, and why patchy cover crops can be beneficial.


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