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

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Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. 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.


With its in-depth coverage and photographic appeal, A History of No-Till Farming: From Maverick to Mainstream features 416 pages of:

  • Personal stories of how no-till changed the lives of
    no-till farmers and their families
  • Hundreds of full color images, photographs and charts – some never before published!
  • Top individuals who influenced no-till adoption and expansion
  • The evolution of no-till equipment and setups that were game-changers
  • Global trends in no-till and the future of no-till farming!

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.

  • S.H. Phillips Distinguished Lecturer in No-Till Agriculture Award – 2011, University of Kentucky
  • Outstanding Service to No-Tillage Award – 2015, Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance
  • A judge for 20 years in the Annual No-Till Innovator of the Year Award
  • Multi-year award recipient in American Agricultural Editor’s Assn. (AAEA)
  • Numerous writing and photography awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors, Newsletter Clearinghouse, as well as AAEA Farm Publications Editor of the Year and Photographer of the Year

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