It's not a tall tale, but it's the tale of how tall corn can grow on an
Arkansas dairy farm when you have the right nutrients and
almost perfect weather conditions.
Can you see the dairy farmer's smile?
Our cows produced the manure that we applied to the field prior
to planting this spring.
Manure, also known to us as a nutrient, improves the soil by increasing
the organic matter,adds nutrients for plant growth and increases the water
holding capacity of the soil. The amount,source,placement
and timing of manure on fields for crops that we raise
is part of our farm's nutrient management plan.
By following the plan,
we are protecting the environment and improving the land.
Our tall tale is also a perfect tale of sustainability.
At the end of this tale, when eating corn silage this fall,
our dairy cows will be so happy!