“If you take care of the land, the land will take care of you.”
For Ben and Stephanie Bowsher of Harrod, Ohio, field tiling is an integral part of “taking care of the land” because it removes excess water from the soil, reduces erosion, and helps ensure higher quality soft red winter wheat and other crops.
Episode 3 of the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) “Stories of Stewardship” series features the Bowsher family and their efforts to improve their land.
Watch Episode 3 here: Stories of Stewardship – U.S. Wheat Associates (uswheat.org).
USW’s new video series focuses on the sustainable practices applied by five farm families growing different classes of wheat across the range of conditions in the United States. They share a commitment to farm in ways that sustain economic viability to produce safe, wholesome wheat for the world while ensuring the land is passed on in better condition for future generations.
USW wants to thank Tom Cannon of Blackwell, Okla., the Bowshers; Nick Jorgensen of Ideal, S.D.; Art Schultheis of Colton, Wash.; and Aaron Kjelland of Park River, N.D. for sharing their Stories of Stewardship.
Future episodes will be released Feb. 21, March 6, and March 20.
To learn more about sustainable U.S. wheat production, visit the USW website at https://www.uswheat.org/stories-of-stewardship/. USW is also a member of the U.S. Sustainability Alliance where you can see a fact sheet on wheat sustainability.