FEWER, SMARTER CHEMICALS = LESS IMPACT ON SOIL, WATER AND CROPS
My farm is roughly
the size of 1,300 football fields. As I see it, I’m the steward of those acres. I’m doing my best to grow the most from these acres
in a sustainable way. For me it’s all about growing high-quality products that feed my family and yours.
Standing in my way every day are weeds and pests that feed on my crops. For a farm my size and with the crops we grow, it’s not practical
to keep up with the weeds or insects by hand. I use herbicides and insecticides to protect my crops, but only those that are proven safe and only in
the smallest amount needed to be effective.
Some folks have misperceptions about chemical crop protectants. Here’s what I want you to know about my chemical use:
- The only chemicals I use have been proven safe by the FDA, the USDA, and the EPA after rigorous
- Before applying chemicals, the applicator must be certified for proper use and application.
- Today’s chemicals are precise, effective and leave virtually no residue on the soil, water or crop – that’s because they are designed
to break down after they accomplish their job and become inactive.
- That’s why I’m confident I can walk through a sprayed field just days or even 72 hours later, and the products I harvest are safe to eat.
I’m a farmer. But I’m also a father. So, as I grow crops, my family’s health is the standard I weigh everything against. If it’s not good
enough for my wife and 3-year-old son, then it isn’t good enough to be on your table either.