Farm Improvements for Future Generations

Ag Day is tomorrow, and the theme is “Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations.” Sustainability is a word that brings to mind many pictures, but one of the definitions of sustaining something is to “maintain it at a certain rate or level.” When thinking about the farm, sustainability is good, but improvement is better. Katie Pratt of the blog, “Rural Route 2: Life & Times of an Illinois Farm Girl,” describes how they are meeting challenges such as soybean cyst nymatode and herbicide-resistant weeds.

Rural Route 2

Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations is the theme for this year’s National Ag Day. Sustainable is the buzz word that might have the most staying power in both farm and food conversations. It sounds green. It sounds smart. It elevates a simple kid’s phrase like “reduce, reuse, recycle” to an adult mantra of “environmentally friendly sustainable living”.

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