Kirk Den Herder

Orange City, Iowa

Kirk farms in Sioux County, Iowa near Orange City.

Q&A

What are you doing to practice and promote soil and water quality?

I utilize no-till and cover crops. I have been doing it for several years and continue to learn more about the benefits of these practices.

What needs for soil health and water quality do you see in your region/county?

I feel good that more people keep dipping their toes into cover crops. I'd like to see more cover crops and no-till utilized to keep our valuable resources in place.

What could be done with more public funding for soil and water quality?

I want to continue to see resources available to help more farmers try new practices, like cover crops. We can educate and bring on more personnel to walk along with farmers and educate them through the process.