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Dan DeSutter (Fountain County)

Soil Health systems shone in the wet year of 2015 – as shown by DeSutter’s vibrantly growing crop.

Over the past 20 years, Dan DeSutter of Attica, Indiana, has built a national reputation as a proponent of no-till, cover crops and healthy soils, putting his experience as a financial analyst and commodities broker to work assessing the impacts of conservation on his family’s farm.

He sees the results of 20 years of no-till and a wide range of other conservation practices in the combine hopper. “The sum of our practices now gives us APH [actual production history] in corn that is 30 to 35% over our county average,” DeSutter says.


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