Al Giese Farm

Al Giese


Location

IA, USA

Methodology

Croplands

Version 1.1

NRTs issued

4,436.3

NRTs sold

4,436.3

About

My company Prairie Feed & Trucking LLC, previously known as Co-Products Plus LLC was founded in 2005. I have a 34 year career history with Land O’ Lakes Inc. and CHS Inc. (Cenex) and has extensive domestic and global management experience in feed commodities and crop inputs. PFT’s original objective was to provide marketing and logistic services to the emerging ethanol industries animal feed co-products in NW Iowa and SW Minnesota, focusing on cattle feedlots and dairies. When I moved back to the farm I had gained a lot of knowledge from my professional experience and wanted to use them in my farming operations in O’Brien county. I watched my neighbors use a lot of tillage to prepare the soils for planting which seemed like work and cost and soil health was going the wrong direction. I also watched some of my no-till neighbors and I liked what I saw in soil health and higher yields that generate much higher profits. We started to include our livestock nutrients in our production plan which helped again in cost and better nutrient management.

Details

Owner

Al Giese

Crops

Corn and soybeans

Practices

Vertical Tillage corn stalks and no till soybeans and use cattle and hog manure

Timeline

Started to vertical till in 2016 and no till soybeans in 2015 and will keep the same practices in the future.

Fields

AG Grant 36

NRTs issued

223.2

NRTs sold

223.2

AG Highland 35

NRTs issued

226.6

NRTs sold

226.6

AG Highland 4

NRTs issued

222.2

NRTs sold

222.2

Verification Reports

DateDescription

January 6, 2022

Verification Report completed