Last Friday we had some visitors from South Africa on our farm! They found us through our website while searching for information about strip tillage online. John Deere had sponsored a trip for them to Illinois for a tour of their manufacturing facility, the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, and a few farm visits. Through John Deere, these South African farmers were able to contact us and set up a visit to learn more about strip tillage, fertilizer application, and other practices on our farm.

We learned that these farmers raised many similar things on their farms in South Africa, namely corn, soybeans, wheat, and beef cattle. We were able to share our knowledge of land conservation and strip tillage with them, but we also learned a lot from them in return! They were very pleased with their visit to our farm, saying it was the best farm visit they had been on so far. We were so excited to have this opportunity and we hope they stop by to see us again on their next trip to the United States!