This week were highlighting anotherresponse from aGFN Board memberand hisviews on sustainability in agriculture.Terry Wanzekfrom North Dakotais a 4egeneration farmerin a family partnershipgrowinga variety of crops. As if farming isn’t time-consuming enough, Terry was also elected to the State Senate in North Dakota. Of recent note, Wanzek flew to Washington, DC to talk about the importance of trade with officials at the White House (Wanzek meets with White House officials on tradeThe Jamestown Sun, juin 16, 2018) – more on this in an upcoming post. Also, Terry makes a new and key point about sustainability at the end of his first answercheck it out below (and if you have thoughts about it leave a comment).

 

Global Farmer Network Board member -Terry Wanzek, Jamestown,Dakota du nord, Etats-Unis

Question:Quelle est votre définition de l'agriculture durable?

Répondre:Efficient, modern, responsible and mostly profitable farming.? Achieving the maximum output possible with?a minimum of necessary inputs , using modern technology, all the while?protecting and enhancing the natural resources that are entrusted to us.? If it is not profitable, it will not be sustainable.

Question:Quelles sont les pratiques agricoles utilisez-vous sur votre ferme aujourd'hui qui aide à la pérennité de votre exploitation agricole et le sol que vous exploitez une entreprise agricole sur?

Répondre:Minimum till and No till, Variable rate fertilizing and variable rate seeding.? GPS and mapping using auto steer etc. Also using auto calibrating yield data collection on our new JD combines.? ?Using section control or swath control on our precision modern JD sprayers and/or planters and seed drills.? Precision farming with prescript maps?developed from?data collection.?? And of course biotechnology and much improved crop genetics.

Question:Où voulez-vous obtenir des informations sur les pratiques agricoles durables qui conviennent à votre ferme?

Répondre:ClimateFieldview.? Ag data mapping solutions.? Our own yield data collected by our harvesters.? Aerial imagery.? Mostly vendors and private agronomist and personal data collected.?

Wanzek was part of a June 2018 visit with White House officials talking about the importance of trade to N. Dakota and US agriculture.

Question:Comment déterminez-vous quelles sont les pratiques qui fonctionnent le mieux sur votre ferme?

Répondre:Through?measured performance results gleaned from our own yield data.? ??

Question:Y at-il des technologies spécifiques de qui soutiendront la durabilité de votre exploitation agricole?

Répondre:Mostly variable rate fertilizing and variable rate seeding.? Precisely placing the fertilizer rates and seed rates?where it will result in the best result maximizing yield potential.?

Question:Est-ce que vous partagez des pratiques agricoles durables que vous utilisez avec d'autres agriculteurs? If yes, Comment?

Répondre:Yeswe have.? Sharing ClimateFieldviewtechnology with other farmers.?