Regenerative Farmer, Almena, Kansas

Cover Crop West Panel
Advanced Workshop Producer Panel

Michael farms in partnership as Thompson Farm and Ranch LLC with his brother Brian and father Richard. The operation is located in Northeast Norton County near Almena, KS.  They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat.  They also manage a cow/calf beef herd that rotationally grazes on native range and diverse cover crops grown on farmland when there is not a cash grain crop growing.  The operation is 100 percent no-till with a focus on increasing biology, soil cover, water holding capacity, and carbon levels of the soils they manage. Michael recently was awarded the 2022 Leoupold Conservation Award, The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners actively committed to a land ethic.