Sustainability

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: Agricultural Business Graduate Returns to Family Farm

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge. Through the use of technology and conservation practices, soy producers are growing more food on less land, and they are improving their environment at the same time with these innovative methods.

In this video series produced by the Wisconsin Soybean Association, U.S. soy producers demonstrate their innovative management practices and reveal why they chose to help grow the world’s food supply.  

Returning to the Farm

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2013 with a degree in Agricultural Business, Tony Mellenthin returned to work the family farm in Ogallala, Wisconsin, full time with his dad, Marty. 

Tony enjoys that every day brings different challenges and that no two days are the same. He also appreciates that advances in technology allow him and his dad to grow more U.S. soy acreage with the same labor to produce a safe and nutritious product for an affordable price.