Focus Area

 

Image via Google Maps

We focus our efforts on prime farmland located in a specific geologic area.  This area consists of bottomland and upland soils found primarily in Central and Northwest Missouri but also in Southwest Iowa, Northeast Kansas and Southeast Nebraska.  The upland soils are predominantly loess soils. 

Image via Kansas Geological Survey, Public Information Circular (PIC) 28

Loess, pronounced "luss", was created when the glaciers retreated along the Missouri River.  The glaciers left behind fine particles of silt that were swept up by the wind and deposited in certain areas (see above graphic for major Midwest deposits).  After the loess was deposited, prairie grass grew and died back over thousands of years, leaving the soil rich in organic matter.  These soils, some of which are 90 feet deep, are highly regarded for farming.