East Tennessee farmers are literally standing atop one of the most important natural resources in the world as they are being asked to produce more crops without harming the environment – the soil.

And as the stewards of the soil, farmers are at the forefront of efforts to improve our practices and ensure its sustainable use for future generations.

With their use of new technologies and conservation practices, these farmers are playing an important role in a sustainable future. By maintaining rich and fertile soils that can grow crops that can feed the populace, they also protect water sources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prevent erosion and create natural habitats for wildlife.

Planting to foster nutrient-rich soil

At Genera, we work in partnership with East Tennessee farmers to plant switchgrass, cover crops like wheat and other crops that help protect the environment in more ways than one. Prairie grasses like switchgrass aid in fostering nutrient-rich soil bec