SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

“We Grow Things,” what may be a kitschy phrase to some has become our mantra at Arnusch Farms because it’s true. As a multi-generational, family farm in Colorado we are proud to be farmers, but we want to grow more than crops on our farm. True, crops are what pays the bills, but we also grow kids, we grow within our community, and we are growing our soils, so that the kids growing up on the farm today can farm tomorrow.

Arnusch Farms is an early adopter of new production practices that reduce the amount of tillage we conduct across our acres. This practice allows us to keep more of the moisture from snow and rainfall events in the growing environment; thus, keeping organic matter intact and supporting micro biotic life, building better soil health along the way. Reducing tillage trips also reduces fuel usage, providing us with a smaller carbon footprint.

Water touches everything in Colorado so that means every drop counts. We rely upon soil moisture probes to give us a true look inside our profile. Rather than irrigating when we think the crop needs it, we can use predictive analytics to precisely build our profile, watering the crop when we know it needs it. Moisture content, crop growth, and weather predictions all go into making intelligent irrigation decisions.

In a continual search for the best genetics we can plant, we trial wheat, corn, and barley varieties yearly to ensure our customers are receiving superior genetics for their next acre or their next beer. Most recently we have worked with KWS on experimental German Barley varieties that are used by American brewers to brew German Pilsners, using locally sourced grains. We are effectively reducing the food miles needed for great German beer taste.

irrigating in the canopy

Water touches everything in Colorado so that means every drop counts. We rely upon soil moisture probes to give us a true look inside our profile. Rather than irrigating when we think the crop needs it, we can use predictive analytics to precisely build our profile, watering the crop when we know it needs it. Moisture content, crop growth, and weather predictions all go into making intelligent irrigation decisions.

In a continual search for the best genetics we can plant, we trial wheat, corn, and barley varieties yearly to ensure our customers are receiving superior genetics for their next acre or their next beer. Most recently we have worked with KWS on experimental German Barley varieties that are use by American brewers to brew German Pilsners, using locally sourced grains. We are effectively reducing the food miles needed for great German beer taste.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

Arnusch Farms was honored by the CADC as the 2018 Conservationist of the Year at the NWSS. Conservation is important to our farm so the next generation can write their story.

IT'S IN OUR NATURE