Dean and Leslie Wandler of New England are being honored by the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District for the 2020 Soil Conservation Achievement Award.
For over 35 Dean and Leslie Wandler have had a no-till operation utilizing a hoe and disc drills on their “10,000 ACRE GARDEN”. Precision dutch openers simulate seed for better spacing and more accurate, crop rotation consists of small grains, canola, sunflowers and corn. They have seen their organic matter increase greatly with no-till. Soil testing, pest and nutrient management are essential components of their operation ‘s success.
Grazing rotation consists of 180 cow/calf through 8 pasture/federal land system. They have also renovated and planted a new shelterbelt around farmstead. Saline areas are managed through CRP and CSP program.
In receiving this award, Wandlers have received an aerial photo of their farmstead to be showcased in a traveling display with other ND Achievement Award Winners throughout the year.
CONGRATS LESLIE AND DEAN!!