Jaime Funke

Scruffy bearded older man in glasses and floppy hat smiles while speaking.

In recent years, many Kansas farmers have endured long dry stretches interspersed with a few heavy rains. That less-than-desirable weather pattern helped put Jamie Funke on a mission to improve soil structure — keeping root systems in the ground — so the land can better absorb water in the case of downpours. Credit: Jeff Tuttle