Created by Zeneca Ag in 1997, this 58 minute video traces the history of agricultural tillage practices and soil conservation, from the invention of the plow though the disaster of the dust bowl to the science of no-till crop production.

It features notes from historical figures such as Charles Darwin. and Thomas Jefferson, interviews with no-till pioneers from the 1960s, and the no-till techniques and philosophies of progressive 1990s farmers.

Written for both farm and general audiences, it explains the importance of no-till in producing abundant food in a healthy environment.

The 2024 No-Till History Series is supported by Calmer Corn Heads. For more historical content, including video and multimedia, visit