Next Spring we are going to plant about four acres in corn for the horses and possibly a couple cows. I have been reading up on corn planting and know that we need to turn the area this Fall (it's in hay right now). I've also read that corn really sucks the nutrients out of the soil so you need to rotate it. Now, it occurred to me that we should plant in strips...leaving strips between the rows that I could run the riding mower down. The next year we rotate...plow the strips and let the old rows rest. Would this work? My hubby (an Air Force brat who has never lived on a farm) thinks I'm nuts.