Charlotte 'Charlie' Morrey is a native of the Isle of Man, where she grew up on her family's 500ac arable farm and livery yard. She was a keen member of Isle of Man Young Farmers' Club and became the Isle of Man representative for the council of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs. She has a major interest in horses and has worked for several Olympians including Irish team rider, Padraig McCarthy. Charlie has worked in radio and newspapers. During her time at Energy FM on the Isle of Man, she dove into investigative journalism on the future of farming on the island.
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Today we’re talking with Jeff Schluckbier, who grows corn, sugar beets and wheat in Tuscola County, Mich. Jeff uses sunflowers, radish, clover, oats, cereal rye and Austrian winter peas. He says cover crops are paying off big time in his 7,500-acre operation, especially during heavy rainfall events.