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Heartland Farms is dedicated to Sustainability and Best Management Practices for the long term and in day to day operations. There are many ways that both of these philosophies are implemented at the farm.

With the USDA and other outside resources, Heartland Farms continually strives to be up to date on the latest sustainability solutions through research assistance on new ideas and methods.


Best Management Practices

  • High speed irrigation systems installed with drop nozzles – this allows for faster water application and less evaporation

  • High Wind water application to reduce dust blowing

  • Cover Crops are planted right after harvest to reduce wind erosion, add nutrients to the soil, produce cover and food for animals and add organic matter to the soil


Sustainability

  • Precision Agriculture increases efficiencies, lowers energy consumption and boosts yields

  • Advanced GPS Systems in farm machinery maximizes land use by planting straight rows and harvesting those exact rows

  • Up to date Equipment allows for higher safety levels, less fuel consumption and more reliability

  • UW Research on sustainability supports more programs, initiatives and industry collaboration

  • Remotely Monitored Irrigation systems allow closer observation and more control over water usage

  • Low Pressure Irrigation allows for lower horsepower pumps using less energy

  • Drop Nozzle Irrigation creates less evaporation during irrigation

  • Peak Demand work with local power companies help lower communities energy costs

  • Certified Employees Only applying any products to fields

  • Advanced Storage Facilities including variable frequency drives, state of the art cooling systems and building design allow for more efficient and effective storages