LIFE OF A SOYBEAN FARMER
A soybean farmer is part grower, part environmentalist
Soybean farmers are counted on to provide affordable and safe food, feed, fuel and fiber in a sustainable manner. This is no small task, but one that farmers are up to.
The miracle bean
As a crop that provides both meal and oil, soybeans are extremely versatile. Add to that sustainable and renewable and you’ve got an ideal ingredient for many products.
Robert Alpers is a generational farmer who grew up working on his family’s operation with his father and two brothers. He has continued the tradition of passing on the farm and today he farms with his son Nathan who operates the family business. Their diversified farm focuses on growing soybeans, corn and wheat while managing a cow/calf operation. Robert and Nathan practice sustainability by implementing cover crops, no-till, terraces and waterways on their farm while rotating crops each season.
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