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Voellers Recognized For Farming Excellence

By Staff | Dec 11, 2015

The Pierce County SCD office would like to recognize Troy and Melinda Voeller, pictured here with their children, for their Achievement Award . Photo submitted

Troy and Melinda Voeller who were selected for the 2015 Pierce County Soil Conservation District Achievement Award at the NDASCD banquet held on Nov. 23.

The Voellers operate a 3800-acre, fourth generation farm southeast of Rugby. The Achievement award was given to the Voeller family for their commitment to the land and their dedication to conservation practices.

To date the Voellers have adopted 3,000 acres to a No-Till system on their multi-species crop rotation, but that was only the start. Troy’s biggest accomplishment is to fully implementing a Variable Rate Technology System to their fertilizer application process, which has been proven to be extremely effective.

In addition, recently the Voellers have utilized Variable Rate on some of their corn seeding. Along with their improved crop systems, the Voellers have also planted 1.8 acres of tree rows along their farmstead and have implemented grass seeding to their farmland to improve soil health. The Voellers have three children – Alyssa, Kayla and Lauren – making this a truly family affair.

Kodi Harmel, from the Pierce County Soil Conservation District (PCSCD), complimented the Voellers for the hard work they have put into their farming practices. “It is really nice to see the strides they have made on their land and the farming strategies they have implemented. I was glad they were able to attend the awards banquet and be recognized for all their efforts and receive this well deserved honor”, said Harmel.

Established in 1946, the Pierce County Soil Conservation District provides soil conservation products and services and administers several USDA programs to the residents of Pierce County, N.D.

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