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“From 1972 to the day, we've seen no till go from about 3.3 million acres to probably around a hundred million acres today. So over the last 40 years, these people have really contributed to the increase in the number of no-tilled acres.” — Frank Lessiter

Regular listeners to our podcast know that 2022 is a big year for no-till history. The first no-till farm field was planted near Herndon, Kentucky in 1962. No-Till Farmer was founded in 1972. The first National No-Tillage Conference was held in 1982.

But no-till farming doesn’t just belong to the past. It’s an important part of agriculture’s present and future.

Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today.

This episode revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.

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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