The Koepkes have always been big believers in sustainability. In fact, Koepke Farms was one of the first area farms to enact several sustainability efforts that farmers more commonly do today. They utilize no-till, cover crops, and integrate livestock into the landscape to build a healthy soil community. This does great things for the rest of the environment, like reducing the carbon footprint by not plowing and sequestering carbon within the soil. In fact, Koepke Farms can document it has sequestered about 10,000 tons of carbon in the past 20 years. Their efforts also reduce soil erosion and help foster clean water in the local watershed - an organization they actively participate in to improve water quality.