BUFFALO LAKE, Minn. -- Brian Ryberg and Ryberg Farms are relatively new to some farming practices that promote soil health. He’s also a fairly new member of the Soil Health Partnership. But Ryberg, who farms with his wife Sandy at Buffalo Lake, has taken well and quickly to both. He received the Soil Health Partnership’s “Super Sprout” Award at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. The award honors him as a first-year member of the organization who “has jumped right into active involvement” with the group, according to the Soil Health Partnership.
Specialization generally is beneficial in economics. But too much of anything, even economic specialization, may not be a good thing. “We need to be asking if putting all our eggs in one basket is wise when the basket is more sensitive,” said Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, assistant professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University.