Frank Lessiter, editor-in-chief of No-Till Farmer, has just completed From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. It serves as a lasting reminder of how innovations, and their determined personal champions like those profiled in the book, can make a difference — through grit, learning and sharing, and the encouragement and support of others.
As Attendees at the fifth annual National Strip-Tillage Conference began filtering in for the start of the event, a newcomer to the practice overheard a conversation between a couple of experienced strip-tillers who were chatting about nitrogen (N) application experiments.
While problems experienced with off-target movement and injury in states like Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee have been well covered in the media, an Iowa State weed specialist says that doesn’t mean all is well in his state.
Nearly 1,000 No-Tillers made the trek to Cincinnati this January to listen to top-notch soil health scientists and no-till experts, network with fellow growers, and take away valuable information and insights for building better no-till practices on their operations at the National No-Tillage Conference.
Finding solutions to the problems farmers face is what inspired Harry and Etta Yetter to open a small machine shop in west central Illinois in the 1930s. Today, four generations later, Yetter continues the tradition of solving agricultural problems to meet the needs of producers all over the world.
Needham Ag understands the role of technology in making better use of limited resources within a specific environment by drawing on a wealth of global experience to overcome the challenges facing today's farmers, manufacturers and dealers.