Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach

Julia Gerlach is Executive Editor of No-Till Farmer. She has a lengthy background in publishing and a longtime interest in gardening and mycology. She graduated with a B.A. in music and philosophy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wis.

ARTICLES

[Podcast] Connecting Soil Health to Human Health with Rick Clark

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with No-tiller Rick Clark to hear about many of the ways his operation and mindset have had to change in order to succeed in his transition to regenerative organic stewardship with no-tillage. He explains his 70/30 theory on weed suppression, how learning to crimp cereal rye was a lightbulb moment that really pushed his practices forward, and how he came to appreciate beneficial predator insects.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with No-tiller Rick Clark to hear about many of the ways his operation and mindset have had to change in order to succeed in his transition to regenerative organic stewardship with no-tillage. He explains his 70/30 theory on weed suppression, how learning to crimp cereal rye was a lightbulb moment that really pushed his practices forward, and how he came to appreciate beneficial predator insects.
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[Podcast] Russell Hedrick on Boosting No-Till Profits with Custom Milling

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Hickory, North Carolina, no-tiller Russell Hedrick to hear about his latest venture, a mobile grain milling operation he launched alongside partners Liz Haney and Sarah Varble called Regen Mills. Join in to hear how the trio sees this as a way to return more profit to farmers, how this new approach to grain milling supports that goals and more.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Hickory, North Carolina, no-tiller Russell Hedrick to hear about his latest venture, a mobile grain milling operation he launched alongside partners Liz Haney and Sarah Varble called Regen Mills. Join in to hear how the trio sees this as a way to return more profit to farmers, how this new approach to grain milling supports that goals and more.
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[Podcast] Eliminating Herbicides with AI and Lasers

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Paul Mikesell, founder and CEO of Carbon Robotics, a new company that is tackling weed control with a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and lasers. This past year, in 2021, the company released its first production units of a machine called the LaserWeeder, which has the potential to eliminate the need for herbicides or tillage for weed control.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Paul Mikesell, founder and CEO of Carbon Robotics, a new company that is tackling weed control with a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and lasers. This past year, in 2021, the company released its first production units of a machine called the LaserWeeder, which has the potential to eliminate the need for herbicides or tillage for weed control.
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Editorial Viewpoint

Impacts and Insights of Influential No-Tillers

Our editors hear amazing stories from no-tillers every day, but not every quote or anecdote makes it into print for one reason or another. Here, we chronicle a handful of tales from our encounters that have made a lasting impression.

When I came to No-Till Farmer, I knew little about production agriculture other than what I gleaned during summer trips during the 1980s to my uncle’s small farm in western Michigan.


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[Podcast] The Impact of Water, Tillage and Cover Crops on Soil Health

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Anthony Bly, Soils Field Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. In an interview with associate editor Sarah Hill, Anthony discusses the interconnected relationship between water and soil, how cover crops fit into profitable cropping systems, the importance of minimal soil disturbance and more.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Farm Equipment, we caught up with Anthony Bly, Soils Field Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension. In an interview with associate editor Sarah Hill, Anthony discusses the interconnected relationship between water and soil, how cover crops fit into profitable cropping systems, the importance of minimal soil disturbance and more.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Why No-Till Benefits Birds with Kelly VanBeek

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter gets into the weeds with Kelly VanBeek, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program to discuss which no-till fields provide the best habitats for songbirds, what cover crops are most hospitable to birds and finding a balance between productivity and conservation on farmland.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter gets into the weeds with Kelly VanBeek, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program to discuss which no-till fields provide the best habitats for songbirds, what cover crops are most hospitable to birds and finding a balance between productivity and conservation on farmland.
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