Celebrate National No-Tillage Week

Soil erosion is the longest-running environmental concern of farmers. However, for the greater urban population, environmental priorities are often diverted elsewhere. To recognize farmers such as yourself who work to “save the soil” and protect our environment, No-Till Farmer is sponsoring “National No-Tillage Week” from Aug. 9 to 15, 1998.

As you know, no-till farming improves the short- and long-term economics of farming and protects the soil and water on which we all depend. Adopting a no-till system depends upon a willingness to change and a deep-down desire to succeed. No- till farmers are true innovators in crop production.

To honor these devoted individuals, No-Till Farmer is offering no-tillers a free “National No-Tillage Week” package that’s valued at $17.40. No-tillers will receive a certificate recognizing their contributions to saving the environment, an issue of No-Till Farmer and two special management reports: “Row Cleaners, Zone Tillage, No-Till Coulters” and “177 Super Ideas For Better No-Tilling.”

Spread The Word

This informational packet is an example of the need for continued education to spread the growth of no-till. With the many economic and crop production advantages of no-till, it’s just a matter of time before many more farmers are going to recognize that no-till is the way they’re going to have to farm profitably in the future.

However, farming is an art—a lot of farmers can do things differently and get the same results. And we see this every year at the National No-Tillage Conference which draws over 700 no-till innovators and is…

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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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