Rodney Rulon is a partner with Ken,Roy, Nick and Neal Rulon in Rulon Enterprises LLC, a fifth generation family farm near Arcadia, Indiana. Rodney has a B.S. and an M.S. degrees from Purdue University in Agricultural Systems Management. He has been responsible for leading the farms development of a production system focused on Maximum Economic Yield through conservation and technology. He manages the farm’s VRT and GIS programs and equipment, drainage system design, soil sampling and fertility, and conservation programs. He continues to develop the farms no-till/cover crop program to improve soil health.
The farm received the No-Till Farmer Magazine’s, National No-Till Innovator Award in 2011 based upon Rodney’s efforts focused on improving soil health and the economics of conservation production practices and the ASA National Conservation Legacy Award in 2012 as well as many other local and national honors. Rulon Enterprises also serves as one of 12 host farms around the state for the CCSI (Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative) which involves both hosting educational meetings as well as cooperative research plots.