Play the latest episode:


Brought to you by:


In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, founder of Blue Dasher Farm and the Ecdysis Foundation.

“A frequent comment I hear is ‘All this regenerative stuff sounds great, but what’s it going to cost me to change?’ And I think the question is ‘What is it going to cost you not to change?’ It’s going to cost you your farm. It’s going to cost you your grandkids. What’s it worth not to change? We need to wake up.…” — Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

Listen in as Frank and Jonathan talk about no-till and the origins of the regenerative ag movement, the role livestock plays in a resilient farm, managing a farm without agrochemicals, the relationship between biodiversity and food nutrients, what’s at stake in converting — or not converting — to a regenerative mindset, and much more! 

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 FarmingCheck it out here.







No-Till Influencers & Innovators podcast series is brought to you by Topcon Agriculture.

More from this series

Agronomy matters and Topcon Agriculture application solutions make it work. From planning to precision machine control, Norac’s boom height control, monitoring and mapping, to data management, you have the total set of solutions to maximize your agronomic plan. Find out how to make the most of your 4R Nutrient Stewardship with precision technology that is unmatched in ease of use. Visit them at


Intro Music: Adam Selzer - True North

Interlude Music: Alialujah Choir - Little Picture (Instrumental)