Josh Nelson, owner of Cardinal Creek Farm, is a fifth-generation Iowa family farmer from Wright County. The farm overlooks the marshes of Wheeler Creek, southwest of Belmond. His operation is small, diversified produce and row-crop farm specializing in chemical-free vegetables. Among those crops are kale and greens, onions, green peppers and zucchini.
Some of the production methods used on the farm are: rotations, companion plantings to reduce disease pressure and improve plant vigor, cover crops to improve soil, and composting for fertility.