Lee Tesdell: Farming for climate resilience

A final take on our query, if you had just minutes to talk about climate change and agriculture, what are 5 points you’d want to convey to your audience, from Climate Land Leader Lee Tesdell of Tesdell Century Farm in Polk County, IA.

Lee is a Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner and laser-focused on farming practices for climate resilience.

Lee Tesdell of Tesdell Century Farm. Photo credit: Maria Cochran

Lee’s 5 Things:

1. Have living roots in the ground all year

2. Diversify cropping and include livestock grazing

3. Increase perennial crops

4. Direct market farm products locally

5. Farm the sun and wind to make electricity