For the past 10 years, Brian Hoffman has been growing corn and soybeans and producing honey on his farm near Laurens in Pocahontas County. On his acreage, Hoffman demonstrates no-till on his soybean crop and, in 2005 began using strip-till on his corn.
He adopted these conservation methods as a way to lessen erosion on the land, improve the tilth of his soil, ease soil compaction, and increase the organic matter within the soil.
Hoffman is active in his community as a firefighter, a member of his local church, and has been an ILF farmer partner since 2005. He and his wife, Cynthia, have a son, Joshua, and a daughter, Melia.
Brian hosted an ILF field day on his farm in June 2010 that focused on his no-till/strip-till experiences.