Soil sampling has adapted and evolved over time. As genetics, crop nutrition, equipment and precision ag technologies have matured, so has the need for more advanced soil sampling in the field.
He knows the land, and the growers. Of course, being so close to the people and the issues has had its hurdles. It has been difficult to make nonemotional recommendations to the families he grew up with. David Schraufnagel says it's also been a little scary to make suggestions that have directly affected the livelihood of people he's known his whole life. But now that he has years under his belt, he's found that being able to support his friends is extremely rewarding.