On the Farm

Excellent Stewards of the Land

Because of our commitment to being the best stewards possible of our natural resources, Danner Farms has implemented these conservation measures:

Energy Conservation

  • Completed an on-farm energy audit

  • Installed a tower grain drying system that reclaims heated air from drying for a tremendous energy savings

  • Nine solar arrays to produce more than 200 KW of our own electricity from the sun

  • Web-based grain aeration system equipped with weather station, grain moisture and temperature cables in bins to run aeration fans only when needed, resulting in:

    • 70% Less electricity consumption

    • Assurance that our grain is in top condition

  • Replaced old incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting with much more efficient and longer-lasting LED lighting

Energy Conservation

  • Implemented a nutrient management program that places valuable nutrients

    • At the right time

    • At the right place

    • in the right amount

  • Uses manure from our livestock to lessen consumption of commercial fertilizer

  • GPS on equipment for precision guidance and application of seed, fertilizer and tillage, resulting in:

    • Reduced fuel costs

    • Reduced input costs

    • Better air quality

    • Elimination of over-application

Reduction of Waste

  • Utilizes a superior innovative lubricant that more than doubles our engine transmission and gearbox drain intervals while providing superior protection of expensive components.

  • Oil-sampling program that indicates when to change oil and monitors wear, resulting in:

    • a 50% cut in wasted oil

    • fewer oil filters being used

    • less time spent on maintenance

  • Purchases our products in bulk, reusable containers, reducing paper and plastic waste

  • Has more than 1300 acres under irrigation using

    • Internet-based control system

    • Optimized productivity in less than ideal conditions

      • Spoon-fed fertilization program