Jon Novak - Sandstone Cattle Co.

About the Farm:

Jon Novak has a165-acre beef and cash grain farm in Iowa County.


In addition to 46 acres of pasture for 50 head of cattle on his cow-calf operation, he also has 119 acres on which he grows corn, soybeans, and cover crops.

In 2022 Jon hopes to plant a complex cover crop mix on 10 acres that he'll roller-crimp down in the spring, and also seed an early season cover crop on 80 acres.

He is interested in conducting testing on samples of his warm season mix and then do the same sampling on his fall-planted cover crops that come through the winter, to determine if he should apply any extra fertility to the ground.