Central Minnesota features variability aplenty when it comes to soil characteristics and topography, from flat, black expanses rich in organic matter to hilly fields that jolt from sand to clay and everything in between. It’s a consultant’s dream — at least for a consultant with ambition and a desire to solve complex, soil-infused puzzles for grower-customers.
Anez Consulting, based a two-hour drive northwest from Minneapolis in the town of Little Falls, has worked to prove itself up to the challenge for 27 years with a keen focus on soil health to drive yield. Its use of imagery in non-traditional ways is shedding light on field-limiting factors and bringing solid value to customers.
“We’re growing the consulting business each year by focusing on fertility as base and foundation for everything,” says Paul Anez, who owns and operates the consulting business with his brother Vince. “We try to balance our clients’ soils so they can take on more and be more efficient with inputs, in particular nitrogen.”