Top No-Till Stories from 2021

The most-viewed content for 2021 reveals the hunger no-tillers have for more information and insights into cutting-edge agricultural practices and equipment.

The most viewed content for 2021 on our website,, includes stories about the rural past, contentious present, and global future of no-till farming.

As Valentine’s Day draws near, we wanted to share which stories were the most loved content for No-Till Farmer for the 2021 calendar year.

The folks in the Digital Media Department sharpened pencils, fired up the atomic turbines, consulted the omens, and came up with the most popular stories of the year.

Top 5 Stories from No-Till Farmer

Kenya’s Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

Part of the No-Till Passport Series featuring stories of no-till farming successes from around the world, farmers in Kenya touted their crops’ survival in a tough growing year back in May. 

What You Should Know About No-Till Planters

The most important piece of equipment for no-tillers is probably the planter, which must be able to adjust to residue and deliver close soil contact in situations that plowing farmers never face. 

Interseeding is a Process, Not Just a Practice

Martha Mintz, author of the popular What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling column, explored the means and methods to begin the practice of interseeding and other advanced planting practices through the lens of Iowa no-tiller and innovator Loran Steinlage.

Do No-Tillers Need Coulters Anymore?

Managing Editor Julia Gerlach looked at the development and possible obsolescence of one of the most common weapons in the no-till arsenal back in February. 

From ‘Trash Farming’ to No-Till Success

John Dobberstein’s examination of changing…

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Brian o connor

Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor started at Lessiter Media as the Lead Content Editor for Conservation Agriculture in November 2021. He previously worked in daily print journalism for more than a decade in places as far flung as Alaska and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he shared a national award for coverage of two Category 5 hurricanes that struck the islands in 2017. He's also taught English in Korea, delivered packages for Amazon, and coordinated Wisconsin election night coverage for the Associated Press. His first job was on a Southeast Wisconsin farm.

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