“God Father of Soil Health” remembered

“God Father of Soil Health” remembered

A long-time no-till farming leader has died.

Ohio farmer Dave Brandt of Fairfield County, 76, passed away from complications related to a car crash over the weekend.

Retired Ohio State University faculty member Randall Reeder says Brandt was an early adopter of conservation practices, using multiple species of cover crops to build soil health.  He used his experience to educate others. 

“His soil improved so much with more organic matter that he not only had a higher level of organic matter, higher percentage in the top few inches, but that organic matter increase also extended deeper into the ground,” Reeder shares.