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Nick Kotewa

Mark Kotewa

Prospective Landowners

Our landowners range from people we’ve known since childhood to large corporations and everyone in between. They are retired farmers, friends of the family, and business owners. With honesty and integrity as our central values, Windmill Farm has a history of long-term relationships with current landowners and is always looking to cultivate new ones. We strive to be good stewards of the land, giving the landowner comfort in knowing their farm is in capable hands. Through experience, knowledge, and a history of good management, Windmill Farm will help you minimize risk and maximize profit with your investment. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you with your farming needs.

Stewardship

Stewardship of the land is very important to Windmill Farm. We want to ensure a healthy and productive environment for the next generation. Erosion and drainage is controlled by adding tile, and waterways. Tillage is minimized to prevent erosion of fields at risk for soil loss. We treat all of our rented acres as if we own them and continue work to improve them.

Technology Land

Agriculture has evolved and technology is changing agriculture. Windmill Farm USA continues to integrate proven technology into our farming operation to increase efficiency and productivity. Ag Leader GPS technology has been a leader and driving force behind precision agriculture innovation. From planting to spraying all through harvest and fertility incorporation then moving all that data from field to office. Windmill Farm then uses this data to review the successes and help make appropriate decisions for the upcoming season. Making Windmill Farm more efficient and profitable.

Fertility

We currently soil test all of the land farmed. Manure used for fertility is also tested from each barn for nutrient value. By using the data from these reports while applying fertilizer, the rates are adjusted to match the needs of the soil. This allows us to optimize fertility for crop production. Chemical and fertilizer products are used efficiently with Variable Rate Technology on application equipment. These methods have been used for years on our operation and continue to be improved upon each year.

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer

The nutrients found in swine manure are important to Windmill Farms crop production. These nutrients add beneficial fertilizers and organic matter to the soils on which the farmer grows the crops. University of Minnesota research demonstrates significant economic and environmental benefits from using swine manure as a fertilizer.

The research finds that the organic compounds in swine manure:

  • Provide yield advantages for corn when compared to using synthetic, commercial fertilizers
  • Help build and maintain soil structure, which aids soils’ ability to hold water
  • Improves soil aeration
  • Reduces soil erosion

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