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Growing a Farmer Peer Group
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 30, 2013 07:29 AM CST

SALINA, Kan. (DTN) -- Experts on no-till farming say one of the most important elements to being successful is developing a peer group to discuss issues and troubleshoot.

"You've got to have your peers to talk to and learn from," said Ray Archuleta, a soil health specialist at the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Brian Hildebrand, a grain farmer from Foremost, Alberta, Canada, spoke during a break-out session Tuesday during the No-Till on the Plains conference in Salina about his work helping build a peer group with fellow farmers in Alberta.

Hildebrand said he and other farmers in Canada began to ...

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