“For us, it’s always been about the soil and what we can do to make our soils better…” — Nancy Kavazanjian
In this episode, No-Till Farmer editor, Frank Lessiter, chats with the husband and wife team of Charlie Hammer and Nancy Kavazanjian of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Charlie and Nancy adopted the motto ‘Our Soil, Our Strength’ in 1980, started no-tilling soybeans in 1985 and have been using no-till and strip-till techniques and latest technologies ever since in order to achieve their profitability and conservation goals in their 1,900 acre operation.
In addition, Frank explains the two biggest mistakes Canadian no-tillers make and he answers a listener question about the extent of no-till in the U.S.
P.S. There’s lots more great no-till stories and history in Frank Lessiter’s new book, From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. Check it out here.
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Intro Music: Glenn Campagna - Folk Love
Interlude Music: Willow - Walk Into Forever