Meet Sina Parks
Striking the Balance in Productivity, Profitability and Preservation at Ceres

The Bio

  • Area's Dedicated Stewardship Specialist
  • Ag & Natural Resources Advisory Committee on Montgomery County Extension Board
  • Past Conservation Director SWCD
  • AgriInstitute Leadership Class 19
  • Advisory Board United Way, Montgomery County
  • Passionate 4-H Enthusiast/Now Parent
  • Woodland Heights Christian Church Media Team

Sina is a local native who makes her home in Montgomery County with husband, Mickey, and son, Kaden. 

What's YOUR Challenge Today?

Carbon Storage

  • Storing carbon may add revenue, and can also add increased yield, yield stability and soil health.
  • According to Truterra Agronomist Jennifer Wells, "Results show that root biomass is the most important factor of vegetation in relation to carbon sequestration and storage."
  • Grasses such as rye over winter and require spring  termination so more carbon is stored.
  • Grasses such as oats winter kill, storing less carbon, but no spring termination is required.

Reduce Compaction

  • Compacted soils lack structure and pore space for water infiltration. This impacts root growth!
  • Cover crops can reverse damage by helping to loosen soil, feed earthworms, ease compaction and lead to much better soil structure.
  • Deep-rooted Brassicas such as radishes and turnips can help penetrate the soil pan deeper. 

Erosion Prevention

  • Your topsoil is the most valuable component of raising your cash crop! Protect those nutrients.
  • Cover crops hold soil in place through rain and wind storms. They also protect from impermeable soil crusting. 
  • Residue can protect from excessive heat and evaporation while crops get established.
  • Rye and oats are great options for prolonged soil coverage and root structure to keep soil and nutrients in place.

Scavenge Nutrients

  • Sometimes, fertility is deep in your soil... just out of reach of your crop's roots! 
  • Cover crops find nutrients and bring them to root zone increasing availability for the next cash crop.
  • Grasses and legumes such as Balansa Clover can make beneficial Nitrogen available. 

Soil Health

  • Healthy soils are essential for productivity. Soil health improvements can add resilience and reduce your production risks.
  • Cover crops add biodiversity and build a better environment for your soil, such as improved water quality, increased water holding capacity and increased organic matter.
  • Starting with a simple 2-3 way mix can improve soil health. As you gain experience and success, add new types to your blend.

Did You Know...?

Truterra (available from Ceres) offers the leading farmer-driven ag and food sustainability program in the US. The sustainability tool provides profitability, stewardship, and cost-share opportunities on a field-by-field basis, while collecting data and preparing you for new market opportunities. Market opportunities such as our carbon program focus on generating the industry's highest farmer return-per-acre and have been described as the most farmer-favorable contract opportunity in the marketplace. Learn more!  Contact your local Ceres team or visit!

A small percentage of the population has been charged with the most critical task on earth... produce safe, affordable, abundant grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables using stewardship practices that ensure the ability to produce even more tomorrow. 

At Ceres, we work beside that small percentage of people.  They're farmers.

"Are you maximizing program funding opportunities that help achieve your goals?"Got questions? 


Through an innovative partnership with Pheasants Forever and other organizations, we're pleased to bring Sina Parks, Precision Ag and Conservation Specialist, to help our customers navigate today's most challenging stewardship issues. Got questions? Ask Sina!