A secret world beneath the surface of the soil

Nic Jelinski is standing at the bottom of a six-foot deep hole in the middle of a corn field in Waseca, Minnesota. ‘Can you see how the first two feet of soil is black?’ he asks the group of conservation professionals gathered around him. ‘That’s where top soil with organic matter has built up over time. The gray soil underneath shows us that the soil here is usually saturated with water from this point on.'” Prof. Nic Jelinski is featured in the Stillwater Gazette