“If you’re not uncomfortable with what you’re doing, then you’re not trying hard enough to change ... I challenge you to get a little uncomfortable. I think you’ll like how it feels.”– Rick Clark
To Rick Clark, “Farming Green” is a systematic approach to regenerative soil health and that’s what he brings to the 7,000 acres he manages at Clark Land & Cattle. A main component of his no-till system is maximizing cover crop performance and planting his cash crops into living covers to build biomass, suppress weeds, recycle nutrients and feed soil microbes.
During a recent presentation at the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance Field Days, the Williamsport, Indiana, no-tiller of non-GMO corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa shared details about his unique system that have allowed him to successfully no-till crops into green covers.
In this episode, we listen in as Clark explains how he’s avoided applying pesticides, fungicides, insecticides and even starter fertilizer for the past few years. He goes on to explain how he saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on inputs in 2019, why ROI rather than yield drives his regenerative farming system, why crop diversification matters and much more.
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Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North
Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)