Mark Tennis says in addition to being 100 percent no-till, they incorporate a number of conservation practices on their 1400 acre farm.
“Basically WASCOBs, filter strips, land in CRP and I’ve got some partials that could be cleared, but I don’t do that because I like to keep the wildlife where it needs to be,” said Mark Tennis.
Marsha tells Brownfield they are honored to be named Illinois Farm Family of the Year.
“We don’t really do this to be recognized,” Marsha said. “We do it because we are called to be good stewards of our land and that’s what we try to do, we try to instill that into our children, but it is an honor.”
The Tennis Family will be recognized during the Ag Day Luncheon, August 16 at the Illinois State Fair.