Shane New, producer and entrepreneur from Holton, Kansas, is a longtime no-tiller who integrates cover crops into his diverse cropping and livestock operation. A graduate of Kansas State University and an active member of the Holton community, Shane has hosted several field days and shares his knowledge of what works, plus what hasn’t worked on his farm.
Shane believes that through good soil health we will achieve good human and animal health. Believing that producers should gain the understanding of the natural system, one which didn’t require any synthetic inputs, producers should begin improving the overall health of the soil and practice biomimicry, thus allowing the system to return to its more natural state.
Shane says the level of sedimentation being deposited into our rivers, streams and lakes is unsustainable. “We cannot keep kicking the can down the road any longer,” he said. “Our actions now on fixing soil health is the most important thing for the future of generations to come.”