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Enduring Farms

Putting sustainability into practice



Farmers know that their operations and the world’s natural resources can all thrive within the same living ecosystem.  And more than ever, farmers are assessing cropping practices and operational processes that minimize impact on the environment while improving farm profitability.  FS Member Companies, along with their cooperative supplier, GROWMARK, named the 2021 Enduring Farm awards to acknowledge those farmers who have adopted best management practices that optimize nutrient utilization, leading to long-term soil and water quality while enhancing ROI. 

  • To be considered for the Enduring Farm award, FS companies nominate farmer-customers who use certain sustainable best management practices on their farms. Growers that earn a combined score of 180 points or greater for nutrient management activities are designated an Enduring Farms. 
  • Growers who implemented additional agronomic and environmental management practices, earning at least an additional 90 points, are designated as an Enduring Farm Plus.

140 Enduring Farms across the FS System were recently named for implementing nutrient management practices during the 2021 growing season, as well as their commitment to preserving and improving their land and natural resources for future generations.  The full list can be viewed here.

Congratulations 2021 Enduring Farms Serviced by M&M Service Company:

Allison Family Corp -    Virden, IL

Mike Driscoll -  Modesto, IL

R & C Grain - Litchfield, IL







Prose Farms LTD - Girard, IL

Schmidt Farms LTD - Carlinville, IL 

Young Farms - Carlinville, IL

*Boehler Farms - Waggoner, IL  (Enduring Farm Plus)

Living. Lasting. Enduring.

Sustainable practices that make a difference

Farm enterprises that employed these practices are recognized for their commitment to protecting and preserving their land and natural resources through sustainable nutrient management.


  • Utilize 4R practices for all nutrient application                                               
  • Soil Sampling, minimum every four years                                                       
  • MiField Applied Research Nutrient Management Studies                              
  • Utilize the Field Print Calculator   


  • VRT Lime, P and K applications or utilize a 590 nutrient management plan in Wisconsin
  • No applications on frozen or snow covered ground                                        
  • Utilize cover crops for phosphorus management                                              
  • Utilize buffer strips for phosphorus management 


  • Utilize MRTN for a base N rate 
  • Apply fall nitrogen when soil temps are below 50 degrees at the 4 inch level 
  • Two or more nitrogen applications 
  • Nitrification and/or Urease inhibitor use 
  • Utilize soil sampling to monitor nitrogen levels  
  • Utilize cover crops if harvest soil sample nitrate levels are above 10 ppm 

Contact your M&M Service Company Crop Specialist

Your M&M Service Company Crop Specialist is here to help you with your nutrient management plans. 

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