Check The Winners!

A number of National No-Tillage Conference attendees took home more than just new no-tilling ideas.

Besides taking home plenty of new ideas from the 4-day, in-depth program and networking with fellow attendees in St. Louis, Mo., 19 farmers went home with extremely valuable products free from the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference.


Andy Williamson of Jefferson, Maine, won the free 1-year use of a Phillips rotary harrow, valued at over $20,000 for the 2006 no-tilling season.

—Precision Metal Fabricating, Ltd., 
240 103 St. E. Saskatoon, 
Saskatchewan, S7N 1Y7 Canada. 
Phone: (800) 667-6845 or (306) 955-3700. 
Web site:


Branson Yost of Halstead, Kan., won the free 1-year use of the Zone Tillage Commander vertical tillage tool valued at over $10,000 from Brillion Iron Works.

—Brillion Iron Works, 
200 Park Ave. Brillion, WI 54110 
Phone: (920) 756-3720 Fax: (920) 756-3409 
Web site:


Rob Helm of Walkerton, Ontario, won a trash reduction kit from Calmer Farms that offers smaller combine gathering chains for increased harvesting efficiency.

—Calmer Corn Heads, 
3056 700th Ave., Lynn Center, IL 61262 
Phone: (309) 629-9000 Fax: (309) 629-9001 E-mail: Web site:


Sponsored by Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd., Daniel Jepson of Heppner, Ore., captured first place in the company’s conservation tillage essay contest and took home $1,500 in scholarship money. Placing second and earning $1,000 was Rachel Bacon of Manhattan, Kan.

—Phoenix Rotary Equipment., Ltd. 
401 18th Ave. , Nisku, Alberta T9E 7T5 Canada. Phone: (780) 955-2111. Fax: (780) 955-2006. E-mail: 
Web site:


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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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