Apparently, Nora Springs has a leader in soybean farming. His name is Dean Sponheim, and in late January he was awarded the Environmental Leader Award from the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA).
On IAsoybeans.com Sponheim says: “When I was growing up in the 1970s, we were moldboard plowing. I’m not downgrading my ancestors by any means, it’s just what was done. Things have changed today.”
His son and wife helped him start a custom strip till business in 2004; they started strip cropping in 2011.
Sponheim finished by saying, “I enjoy helping producers work through the physiological challenges when implementing changes on their operations.”