- Author: Jeffrey P Mitchell
Winemiller is a very knowledgeable and outstanding teacher when it comes to equipment and in particular, strip-tillage. His conservation agriculture equipment and farm management experience combined with his High Plains strip-till background, have greatly helped enable the successful adoption of strip-tillage with all of the California farmers he's worked with.
In his work with Sustainable Conservation, Asgill has brought great value and recognition to this award-winning environmental organization in recent years. He has bulldogged a number of projects in their diverse portfolio that have been quite useful in terms of both farmer sustainability and environmental benefits. He worked on some of the early research and development related to conservation tillage options for Valley dairy farmers, the incentive-based “BMP Challenge” NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant project here in California with a group from the Midwest, the development of CASI's strategic plan, and the ongoing biennial conservation tillage acreage survey.
More information regarding Asgill and Winemiller, CASI's 2016 Farmer Support Innovator Awardees, is available at the CASI website http://casi.ucanr.edu/ . Two additional innovator award ceremonies will take place later this year in Orland and in Tulare.