From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

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“This book has intrigue, conspiracies, spies, strong-arm tactics and other shenanigans amid the search for the truth about no-till..."

— Jeff Bowman, Titan Machinery, Fargo, N.Dak.

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BlackCheckTHE FIRST EVER NO-TILL HISTORY BOOK

The next best thing to being front and center during the beginning of the once controversial practice of no-till. The perfect gift for any no-tiller, it celebrates the innovators and leaders who changed the world. This extraordinary hardbound book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962.

 

“This book has intrigue, conspiracies, spies, strong-arm tactics and other shenanigans amid the search for the truth about no-till..."

— Jeff Bowman, Titan Machinery, Fargo, N.Dak.

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With its in-depth coverage and photographic appeal, A History of No-Till Farming: From Maverick to Mainstream features:

  • 416 pages, hardbound cover
  • 650 photos
  • 125 visuals
  • 56 chapters
  • 46 year span of No-Till Farmer Archives

 

"Frank’s book and it’s a signature piece for sure – and for all of agriculture, not just no-till. No-till broke through on so many developments that inspired many other innovations ... and impacted millions of millions of acres. Frank and his good friends were at the forefront of change and they broke down doors, which is not an easy thing to do."

— Don Henning

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“This book is dedicated to the no-­till pioneers that sat alone in the back of coffee shops to avoid being laughed at by the die­hard moldboard plowing fanatics who ridiculed no-­tillage’s ‘ugly’ fields and ‘lazy’ farmers.”

— Frank Lessiter, Editor

About the Author:

Frank Lessiter is the chairman and editorial director of Lessiter Media, Inc., an agricultural based media company he and his wife Pam founded in Brookfield, Wis., in 1981. Lessiter’s Media properties include Farm Equipment, Ag Equipment Intelligence, Farm Catalog, Precision Farming Dealer, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, and No-Till Farmer/Conservation Tillage Guide, as well as other ag digital publications, websites and events. Spending his career as an ag industry journalist, Frank is an award-winning writer, photojournalist and has been the Editor of No-Till Farmer since the very first issue in 1972. He has been recognized by numerous organizations for the adoption of conservation tillage in the U.S.

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UP NEXT: Unboxing From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming

 Watch Frank’s reaction as he holds his 416-page collection of No-Till Farmer archives that took almost 19 months and over 40 years of memories, hard work and no-till pioneering, to publish.