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Earth Day

As the land we work changes hands and generations we have taken the opportunity to better focus on how to sustainably operate, meaning someday we can pass healthy land and animals onto the next generation.

We try and go green not only on #earthday, but everyday!

Kollasch Family Farms takes pride in operating our cropland by certified #organic standards allowing our soils to thrive.

Implementing basic practices such as rotating our crops to keep our soil's nutrients from depleting is just the beginning. Enriching our soil with manure and conducting routine sampling allows us to create maps of our fields ensuring we are adding the right nutrients back to the soil, right where it needs it. Utilizing varieties cover crops helps keep soil erosion down and nutrients in.

Did you know the soil is ALIVE? We have eliminated chemicals and synthetic fertilizers to avoid disrupting the soil's natural micro biome. This improves plant growth and physiological activities of plants. In the long term, organic farms save energy and protect the environment while providing food from healthy soil to plants and animals providing humans more nutrient dense products.

Why do our bodies crave nutrient dense foods? "Getting enough nutrients through diet is challenging as we age. Our bodies don't absorb nutrients as well as they once did, yet we tend to need fewer calories and eat less. So it's important to make the most out of the foods we do eat. One way is by choosing more nutrient-dense foods, which provide more nutrition bang for the calorie buck. "They contain an abundance of nutrients and other healthful substances—vitamins and minerals, fiber, lean protein, and unsaturated fats—but are not excessive in calories. This is compared with foods of low nutrient density that are high in calories," says Liz Moore, a registered dietitian at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

We continue to learn and implement new ways to keep regenerating the land our hands care for including rotational grazing for our cattle and grazing cover crops versus harvesting and removing those nutrients from recycling into the earth.

As producers, we have the same goals as our consumers. Our goal is to implement nutrient-balanced production practices based on science that will produce healthy soils, healthy plants, animals and healthy people.

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