Success Stories

The Bay Way is a series of short videos that introduce you the farmers who are showing the way to a conservation-minded and profitable future. You'll meet people like this at our network events!

Cover Crops The Bay Way

Cover crops can play a very important role in a farm’s nutrient management regime, as well as providing soil conditioning benefits.

The ROI of Free Time - The Bay Way

Hear from Scott Brechtelsbauer near Reese, MI who is discovering the return on investment for not spending time in the field. Many of the practices that are good for soil health, are good for farmers' home life. Skipping fall tillage passes can not only reduce time

4R Nutrient Mgmt - The Bay Way

Hear from Tim Boring who is reaping the benefits of improved nutrient management. Much of what Tim is doing doesn't take extensive capital or equipment budgets - the basics of 4R can work for any operation.

Planning for Profit - the Bay Way

Mitchell Hora meets with Dwight and Nancy Bartle and John Mackson to discuss how to best set yourself up to maximize profit through strategic planning of soil and nutrient management.

Soil Management For Improved Yields

6th-generation farmer and Certified Crop Advisor Justin Krick explains how soil sampling, tissue sampling and precision agriculture provide immediate ROI with a variable-rate applications, and how farmers continue to reap rewards in the long term with improved yields.

Working Together to Weatherproof Soils

Saginaw Bay area farmers Steve Tait and Dan Ritter discuss how cover crops and no-till practices have improved yields, reduced inputs and made their operations more profitable.

Farmer To Farmer - The Bay Way

Meet 10 Saginaw Bay area farmers who are working together to maximize their most important commodity: their soils. Learn about innovative solutions to improve yields, control weeds, reduce inputs, fight compaction, reduce fuel consumption, improve soil biology and weatherproof fields from wind and water erosion. Cover crops, no-till planting, soil sampling and nutrient management all play an important role in providing the most efficient, profitable and sustainable operation for producers while safeguarding their communities and the watersheds on which everyone relies.