Foster County Independent - The Official Newspaper for Foster County

By Jeff Gale
NDSU Extension Agent, Foster County 

Cropping systems and soil health in Foster County


January 17, 2022

Winter wheat, soybeans and grain sorghum were the common crops in northeast Kansas when I was growing up.

A field of corn was a rare sight. The corn varieties at the time didn't perform well during hot, dry Kansas summers.

We grew grain sorghum (also called "milo") because it was a reliable crop under our growing conditions. It also made reasonably good livestock feed.

That's not to say that gr...

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