Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: Converting to Dryland Farming

Mar 31, 2014

Credit Farm Foundation

Southwest Kansas producer Steve Arnold had been a big irrigator. Ten wells, numerous pivot irrigation systems and 4-wheel-drive tractors on a farm near Johnson City.

Then, his wells ran dry. The Ogallala Aquifer failed him. Arnold talks about his experience converting to dryland farming, adopting precision farming equipment and practices, and his experiences farming no-till and attempting to use cover cropping.

This episode of Playa Country is the third in a three-part series on Soil Health. It first aired on High Plains Public Radio Tuesday, April 1, 2014.