In simple terms, regenerative agriculture is a land management technique that uses a holistic approach to regenerate our land and farm with the goal of improving soil and ecosystem health.
Why is soil condition so important?
Soils in Eastern Illinois are high in clay content. That is not a bad thing; it just means that we should take great precautions to work the soil when the moisture is right (in other words, dry).
A meaningful vision
In the fall of 2020, The Atkins Group was energized by the community’s gravitation towards a field of sunflowers they planted as a transition crop on Stone Creek golf course the prior summer.
Cover crops are doing their jobs at Clearview Farm
Cover crops are doing their jobs at Clearview Farm. Tillage Radish is now dying after the freezing weather in January, but not until they drove their roots deep into the soil profile, extracted nutrients, and stored them in the tuber. When the tuber decays this early spring, the nutrients will be left behind to feed […]
Clearview Farm’s 2021 Sunflower Harvest
The sunflowers have been harvested! Stay tuned for information on where and when you can buy Clearview Farm sunflower seed birdseed.
Coming Soon: Sunflower Harvest
Sunflowers– a stunning crop moving toward an exciting harvest.
Crops are progressing nicely. After the first round of planting in April, we finished planting all of the rest of the crops by the end of May. We even had our very first harvest of triticale at the end of May. 10 candid observations/lessons from our first spring/early summer season: 18 crops may be too […]
Stevie Jay interviews Clearview Farm’s Jim Goss and Sophia Hortin
Jim and Sophia sat down with ESPN 93.5’s Stevie Jay to discuss the inspiration for Clearview Farm, the soon-to-bloom sunflower field, and other upcoming crops and future plans.
Early season crop growth (What to look for at Clearview Farm)
We have crops at many stages right now at Clearview Farm. We have two crops, wheat and triticale, which were planted last fall and are nearing their reproductive stages in the plant cycle. We expect to harvest the triticale as a forage for cattle later this month or in early June. Wheat harvest should occur […]
Pondering About Planting
The importance of planting is inarguable in any farming operation– it is an essential undertaking to growing a crop. As spring approaches, farmers are eager to get their crops in the ground. However, they are also committed to selecting the appropriate timing, ensuring crop and soil health. How do farmers know when it is the […]