A lot of no-tillers have seen the “Farm Ugly” bumper sticker promoting no-till with Gramoxone Super, but most no-tillers are not aware (or have long forgotten) that no-till was the subject of a country music song in the late 1980s, called “I Farm Ugly.”

Dick Foell recalls that a Chevron rep in his area, Pete Bogosian, came up with the idea for the song, and helped get it produced. Jon Chandler composed the song and lyrics, and it was recorded by Chandler Timothy P and the Rural Route 3. It was bankrolled by ICI Agricultural Products and released in 1989.

Click on the image below to hear the song.


The No-Till History Series, appearing throughout 2022, is supported by Montag Mfg. For more historical content, including video/multimedia, visit www.No-TillFarmer.com/historyseries.