Some are criticized for being micro-managers, while this fourth generation Macoupin County farmer was awarded for being a microbe-manager. The Fertilizer Institute named Tom Connors a 4R nutrient stewardship Advocate Award winner in 2016.
In the mid-1990s when Tom returned to the family farm, they began 2.5 acre grid soil sampling and employed calibrated yield monitors – the start to his now 20-year tracking history. Triple T Farms grows non-GMO and GMO corn, soybeans and cattle. Tom began soil testing out of concern for the environment and to “make a buck and save a buck while doing it.” [Read more…]