Laura Allen, Associate Editor, No-Till FarmerBROOKFIELD, Wis. — Laura Allen has joined Lessiter Publications as a staff writer for No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide. She holds a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ball State University, and was most recently the assistant editor for Greenhouse Management and Produce Grower magazines. 

No-Till Farmer is a paid-subscription publication that reaches nearly 8,000 farmers interested in learning more about how to no-till, strip-till or manage other conservation-tillage techniques. The 12 monthly issues include eight issues of a 16-page newsletter and four quarterly issues of a full-length, four-color magazine that accepts display advertising.

“Laura has a passion for detailed reporting, which is a quality that matches up well with our aim of providing farmers with solutions and in-depth, how-to information,” says Darrell Bruggink, publisher and executive editor for No-Till Farmer. “She will be a real asset as we meet demand from our readers for more valuable tips and techniques.”

No-Till Farmer also has a strong informational presence with two Web sites at and, and two twice-a-month electronic newsletters: No-Till Farmer E-Tip and Strip-Till Strategies.

No-Till Farmer also plans and organizes the National No-Tillage Conference ( The 22nd annual event will be held Jan. 15-18, 2014 in Springfield, Ill.