York Farms, Illinois Project

York Farms, Illinois Project

Advancing Organic Biology for a Sustainable Future


Project Information

180 million acres of the U.S. are under Corn and Soy production. Most of these farms use chemical fertilizers, tillage, herbicides, and pesticides, causing widespread soil degradation. Adam York and Brad Hobrock wanted to change that, so they approached Todd Harrington to help them design Biological systems for their 35,000 acres of Corn and Soy. Todd, Adam, and Brad set out on an ambitious project to not only convert York Farms but create a model for Biological farm conversion that could scale across the U.S. and the world. Now, 100,000 surrounding acres are being treated with the Biological products designed by Todd and Agribio Systems.

York Farms/Agribio Systems

Location: Illinois
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Project Accomplishments

-A compost hub established on the farm, with a capacity of 40,000 gallons of Biological extract per day. Neighboring farms can be serviced and supplied with Biological products.

-A Biological extract application system that can be applied to large fields with spray rigs or Fertigation.

-Massive Savings with an application of Biological extract, $1,000,000+ saved by cutting Nitrogen on 10,000 acres of York Farms.

-Corn health improved on fields using non-GMO seed and Biological Extract.

-BRIX of Corn Plants increased from 8 to 14

-Increase of root zones, earthworms, and beneficial fungi found in fields treated with Biological extract.

Product Comparison

The York Farm-Agribio project aims to investigate the effects of treating corn seeds with millipede extract. The project compares two groups: the three on the left side where corn seeds are treated with millipede extract and the two right side where no extract is applied. This experiment intends to assess the impact of the extract on various aspects of corn growth, such as germination rate, plant height, yield, and overall crop health. By studying these two groups side by side, agribio has displayed millipede extract enhances the growth and productivity of corn plants, ultimately providing valuable insights for agricultural practices and potentially contributing to the development of more efficient and sustainable farming methods.

"Agribio farming is the future of sustainable agriculture - harnessing the power of nature to produce healthy, nutritious food for generations to come."
T. Harrington