No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at no-tilling across North America and the world. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web:


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Evolution in Soil Management Helps Illinois No-Tiller Become Better Steward of the Land

With farmers in control of 75% of the land in Illinois, they have a unique opportunity to help reduce emissions, says no-tiller Jeff Jarboe. In this short video from Illinois Farm Families, the Illinois farmer talks about his corn and soybean operation and how no-tilling and cover cropping keeps carbon in the ground.


Kansas No-Tiller Hosts International Crowd at Farm Tour

Joe Swanson, a Windom, Kan., no-tiller and cover crop pioneer, hosted No-Till on the Plains and Petya from the Bulgarian No-Till Association for a farm tour last week. No-Till on the Plains posted some pictures from the tour on Twitter, saying it’s “always neat to see the international crowd No-Till on the Plains draws.” 


Iowa No-Tillers Explain Benefits of Regenerative Grazing

In this YouTube video from Practical Farmers of Iowa, three farmers talk about how no-till, cover crops and cattle work together in a regenerative system. “No-till is really good, but no-till with cover crops is a whole lot better, and no-till with cover crops with livestock is circling all the way back around to what nature invented,” says no-tiller Seth Smith of Nemaha, Iowa.


We Can’t Look Away From the Car Crash That Is Moldboard Plowing…

The novelty of moldboard plowing may draw lots of video viewers, as Farmhand Mike states in this YouTube video, but it may be akin to eyeballing a car crash on the highway — you can’t look away. We suppose there’s a historical education purpose, too, as many of today’s conservation- and profit-minded growers have never seen moldboard plowing on their own ground, nor had to waste the time and diesel from the additional passes that plowing requires.


… And No-Till Should Be a ‘No Duh’ for Farmers

The Facebook “newscaster” known as Miss Betty recalls the days of the moldboard plow on her parents’ and husbands’ farms, and she’s impressed that Indiana’s modern farmers have embraced no-till. In the wise words of Monday News with Betty, no-till should be a “no duh,” and “no-tilling is the way to go!”


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For growers motivated to improvement through change and technology, TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program where hundreds of growers nationally learn from two of the highest-yielding farmers in the world, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Each Total Acre grower benefits from four 2-day farm camps every year, a dynamic customized software system and a community support that extends well beyond the program. 

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!