On February 19, over 70 farmers gathered in Presque Isle to learn from peers and experts how healthy soils practices can improve a farm operation. The day-long event included a plenary session with Brendon Rockey of Rockey Farms in Center, CO, who shared his experience implementing healthy soils practices on his 500-acre farm, where he raises specialty potatoes and quinoa. Through companion crops, animals, cover crops and flowers, Rockey’s farm sustains yields, has greater water efficiency and supports a flourishing ecosystem. Rockey shared the science behind his approach, and how his farming system supports not only soil health, but the overall farm’s health.
Watch the full video recording of the day (playlist of 3 videos):