The Modern Ag Experience is a knowledge platform that demonstrates sustainable agriculture in practice. We are providing a forum where we can connect farmers, society, industry and public institutions. This is our opportunity to bring the farm to those who are unfamiliar with agriculture, to show where we have been and how far we have come.
The farm is owned by the Couser family,
comprised of Bill & Nancy, and their two
sons, Tim and Casey.
Bill and Nancy have farmed in Nevada
for over 30 years, with a cattle feedlot
north of Nevada, Iowa. Their youngest son
Tim joined the operation full-time in 2014.
Tim graduated from Iowa State University
with a degree in agronomy, and has taken
on the crop side of the operation of mostly
corn and beans. Their oldest son Casey
assists with media and event-related
projects, and specializes in video production.
On the farm we can demonstrate no-till farming and the use of cover crops. Visitors can see, firsthand, how these practices maintain a healthy soil, protect against erosion and improve water quality. With Tim Couser’s use of digital tools, we have data and images that provide insights allowing us to manage our crop and use our resources more efficiently.