In a surreal chain of court battles, Kurt Wilke defeated NRCS four times in a wetlands dispute over the same piece of Illinois farmland. The merry-go-round affair raises legitimate questions over process and power.
PumpTrakr is a practical answer for irrigation management, and is also the unusual story of a farmer’s business idea born in the field, launched into the startup market, and returned full-circle to the rows.
How to go back to the family farm and find a source of substantial secondary income? Brian Sieker bootstrapped a specialized ag business with $1,000, and flipped the script on a proverbial maxim: You can go home again.
Mitch Sisson never wants to grow up. As one of America’s top farm toy restorers, his meticulous craftsmanship coaxes memory from metal: “It’s a special thing when you can hand a man back a piece of his past.”