Bruce Manthe

Bruce has been farming since 1993, renting the majority of the land he farms. He has been motivated to implement conservation practices because of the bottom line - it saves money. He is motivated by economics and improving water and soil quality are added benefits. Each year he has increase the number of acres that are no-tilled and he is hoping to get to 100 percent no-till soon.

In addition to farming Bruce is an auctioneer, a member of the National and Iowa Auctioneer Associations, a Farm Bureau delegate and a church leader.

Building a Culture of Conservation:
“No-tillage reduces fuel costs. It decreases terrace blowouts and failures, and it holds more soil where it is. I do it because it makes the best economic sense.