Bill Kellogg

Farm: Kellogg Farms

Watershed: Blanchard River

Conservation Practices:

  • Subsurface Nutrient Placement
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Cover Crops
  • Minimal Tillage 
  • Variable-Rate Technology
  • Grid Soil Sampling

Other Enhancements:

  • Pollinator Habitat

Water Quality Improvement Summary:


Bill Kellogg is a fifth-generation farmer who grows soybeans, corn, wheat and some sunflowers with his son, Shane. Bill began implementing conservation practices like grassed waterways and filter strips 25 years ago. Over the years, the Kelloggs expanded environmental efforts to include subsurface drainage, cover crops, minimal tillage and variable-rate technology for precise fertilizer placement.

Bill and Shane follow 4R nutrient management practices and participate in the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network, which showcases leading-edge work to improve the Great Lakes’ water quality. In addition, they plant four to five acres of sunflowers annually to provide a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators that are vital to crops.

“Focusing on doing right does require more on-farm management, but it’s worth the investment. We need to protect our environment so our family farm remains prosperous and future generations can enjoy the land and water,” said Bill.

Watch this video to learn more about conservation on Kellogg Farms.