Can science help us learn how to increase food production while also caring for the planet with sustainable agricultural practices? The answer is yes! Integrated crop-livestock systems not only increase food production, but also provide dramatic benefits for the soil and environment. Research has provided insights into a number of techniques through which farmers and growers can reduce environmental risks, increase production, and realize economic benefits as well. Farmer Dan, site manager at the Wesport Commons Farm at Cultivate KC will explore this exciting frontier and help viewers understand their role as consumers in supporting sustainable agriculture.
Dan Krull is Farm Manager at Westport Commons Farm and Volunteer Coordinator for Cultivate KC. He is a father as well as a herpetologist and environmental consultant. He installs native plant landscapes and is an on-camera talent working on both commercial and documentary projects. He has studied self-sufficient agricultural systems his whole life, with a particular passion for soils and ecosystem-based farming. He serves on the board of the Manheim Park Garden Conservancy and is their planning and operations co-chair.