Energy / Cover Crop Production

We live in a fast-paced world where technology and innovations are continually evolving.  Agriculture is no exception to this trend.  Farming technologies and practices are developing daily as big data and industry leaders help us understand more about what we are capable of.  In an effort to remain a competitive business we are constantly exploring and brainstorming new opportunities to better ourselves as agriculture professionals, stewards of the land, and caretakers of livestock.  On this page you will find some of the areas we are currently researching as possibilities for growth and expansion.  If you are an expert in any of these fields and you feel you could contribute to this growth, or if you are simply interested in learning more about why we are exploring these options, please feel free to use our contacts page to get in touch with us.  We are always interested in teaming up with entrepreneurs and ground-breakers in the agriculture and renewable energy industries.

Energy/Cover Crop Production

RAKR Farms has done a little experimenting with the use of cover crops.  There are many sources of data that show a wide range of benefits to the utilization of different types of cover crops.  We think our unique model could add an additional benefit to implementing cover crops to our farming practices—energy crops.  Energy crops could be harvested and fed to our digester and even our cattle.  Feeding these energy/cover crops to our digester (or future second digester) would be a supplement to the current substrate and manure streams being fed.  We are continuing to seek ways to educate ourselves on the benefits of each type of cover crop while we look for ways to make them multi-purpose crops.  We always appreciate speaking to and learning from those with years of experience in these fields.