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Sanderson Ag

Leading by example during our tenure as stewards of the land, we will leave a legacy to our future generations and instill in them the importance to conserve and improve the health of the soil and environment.

No-Till Magazine Interview

Dan-and-Trent-Sanderson-2Last fall, Dan & Trent were interviewed for an article published in No-Till Farmer magazine.

You can read the article by clicking here.

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Harvest 2014

Snow is falling in different parts of Illinois today. The race is on!
Snow is falling in different parts of Illinois today. The race is on!

Perfect fall weather for baling hay!

hay collage

Everyday Hero: Farmer

Our farm was featured in the Everyday Hero series Grainger is putting together on their YouTube channel! It is worth the watch, it turned out great. We love what we do!

“Meet Trent Sanderson, a 7th generation farmer and Everyday Hero. For his family, farming is a way of life. But in the 21st century, farming isn’t just about tractors, horses and hay bales, it’s about using data to manage resources for the best possible outcome in a changing global and economical environment. Efficiency, resourcefulness and respect for the land are values that the Sanderson family have carried with them throughout the generations and that’s what makes them Everyday Heroes.”

Sponsoring Local Events

The Lion’s Club in Kirkland, IL puts on a 3-4 day festival every year to celebrate the 4th of July. This event is a fundraiser for the Lion’s Club, who works to help support deaf & blind members of our community. This year, Sanderson Ag was able to help sponsor this event (see Trent & Dan pictured below). It’s always good to be involved in your community and help others when you can!

sponsor lions

Windmill Hobby

Jerry has a collection of windmills that he continues to accumulate. We added another one to the farm yesterday!

windmill collage

 

Farm Visit

Last year, we had some farmers from South Africa visit our farm to learn about Strip Tillage and some of the other practices we use on our farm. This year, we had another group of farmers fro South Africa visit! We have really enjoyed talking with these farmers and not only teaching them about some of the things we do, but also learning about their farms and some of the practices they use.

farm visit collage

Strip-Till Interview by Dan & Trent

http://m.cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farm-conservation-strip-till-and-cover-crops

Click the link above to watch the interview Dan & Trent participated in regarding the strip-till practices we use on our farm!

Dan Sanderson and his son Trent farm near Clare, Ill. The operation is 100 percent strip-till, which not only saves in fuel costs, it saves their soil. They also plant cover crops on about 1/3 of their acres. Using a soybean plate and sugar beet plate, due to different seed sizes in the cover crop mixes, they seed radish at about 50,000 seeds per acre and winter peas at about 20 pounds per acre.

They use a variety of technologies when planting and spraying, including RTK and section control. Section control is used in planting, spraying and on their strip-till bar. The homemade bar is completely liquid, and applies nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium at prescribed rates on a per-field basis.”

Farm Safety Camp

Trent volunteered at this years Farm Safety Camp in DeKalb. All of the Sanderson kids remember attending this camp themselves many years ago, so it seems appropriate that now they are helping to pass that information along to the next generation. Click Here to check out the article on the front page of the DeKalb Chronicle to learn more about this event!

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