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“In ’81, they decided: let’s show what we know. We’ve been doing all this work, we’ve collected all this data, we’ve got this research, bring people in. It was still new. Most people didn’t know what it was, hadn’t heard about it a lot. And so they did. I remember a couple of things. There was almost 1,700 people showed up. It almost overwhelmed us. We had never had a field day with that kind of people.”
Blake Brown on the first Milan No-Till Field Day.
In this week’s edition of the No-Till Farmer: Influencers & Innovators podcast, we’re talking about one of the oldest and most influential no-till field days in the United States.
Blake Brown is the director of the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. The center, one of ten in Tennesee, shares a significant anniversary in the annals of No-Till history. This year’s Milan No-Till Field Day is scheduled for a mix of in-person and virtual events on July 28.
Earlier this month Brown spoke with Lessiter Media President Mike Lessiter about the history and future of the Milan Center, the field day, and more.
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