Dan Eklund has been farming since 1993; he and his sister operate a 220 acre corn-soybean farm near Gowrie. But farming is in his blood as Dan grew up on the family farm, which is a recognized century farm in Webster County; and he is also a Kruger Seed dealer.
Dan uses vertical tillage on his corn and soybean acres and also no-till on his corn-on-corn acres. He went to vertical tillage to deal with the high amounts of residue on his land. He has worked with Iowa State University on a number of research projects, and is one of the first farmer partners with Iowa Learning Farms.