The February Wallaces Farmer features southeast Iowa farmer Steve Berger and his father, Dennis, on the front cover. The online story includes a slide show of the year in the life of a cover crop on the Berger farm. The Bergers are inquisitive and courageous to try different farming practices. They have been no-tilling for 35 years and have been using cover crops for 10 years. They now have cover crops on all their acres.
If these practices didn’t work, they wouldn’t do it. They are in the business of farming; it is their career. Steve and Dennis are willing to share their techniques for others to adopt, as the Bergers see the land improving under their care.