From a young age, Joel had the desire to be a farmer. After spending many hours with his father, including riding with him in the fields, Joel knew farming was in his future. His passion for agriculture has remained constant ever since.
Joel farms near Tyler, Minn., which is located in southwestern Minnesota. Over the years, his family has raised hogs, cattle, sheep, corn, soybeans and alfalfa. As the farming operation has grown, it has evolved into a grain operation, raising corn and soybeans.
Like many Midwest farmers, Joel and his family work hard to protect and preserve the land they farm while providing a safe, quality product for their customers. Joel keeps in mind that consumers like to know where their food comes from – both in the U.S. and abroad –and that farms work responsibly to conserve the land.
The Schreurs’ farm uses a number of conservation practices. These include tree planting, retention berms, placing sensitive land into conservation reserve programs, and subsurface tiling to control water runoffs.
In addition to ASA, Joel serves as a Minnesota Soybean Growers Association director.
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