“You sort of take what Mother Nature gives you and try to make it work no matter what happens.” —Betsy Bower, Agronomist at Ceres Solutions in Lafayette, Ind.
Betsy Bower, an agronomist for Ceres Solutions in Lafayette, Ind., sees no-till and cover crops as solutions to helping farmers weather the storms — and other variables — of climate change. As part of a new task force focused on agriculture as a climate solution, she’s serving as a conduit between policymakers, researchers and producers.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Bower about the task force and some of the hottest areas in no-till farming – from carbon sequestration to biologicals and more. Bower also offers her advice for combating the biggest mistake she’s seen no-tillers make over her 25 years as an agronomist and how to start growing cover crops on your farm.
P.S. There’s lots more great no-till stories and history in Frank Lessiter’s new book, From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. Check it out here.
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