Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor started at Lessiter Media as the Lead Content Editor for Conservation Agriculture in November 2021. He previously worked in daily print journalism for more than a decade in places as far flung as Alaska and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he shared a national award for coverage of two Category 5 hurricanes that struck the islands in 2017. He's also taught English in Korea, delivered packages for Amazon, and coordinated Wisconsin election night coverage for the Associated Press. His first job was on a Southeast Wisconsin farm.

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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] 25 Living Legends of No-Till with Frank and Mike Lessiter

Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
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Top No-Till Stories from 2021

The most-viewed content for 2021 reveals the hunger no-tillers have for more information and insights into cutting-edge agricultural practices and equipment.
The most-viewed content for 2021 reveals the hunger no-tillers have for more information and insights into cutting-edge agricultural practices and equipment.
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Amid Agricultural Shift, Box Drills Re-Emerge

Cover crop adoption and simplicity of use are leading to increased demand.
Dealers and ag equipment company agronomists say they’ve seen box seed drills — one of the earliest pieces of ag equipment ever invented — make something of a comeback in recent years.
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[Podcast] Great No-Till Research with Don Reicosky and Randall Reeder

In September of 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding, and adoption, of no-till agriculture. In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State University and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist about their collaborated on the detailed process to complete the large and aggressive project in advance of three important no-till milestones in 2022.
In September of 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding, and adoption, of no-till agriculture. In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State University and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist about their collaborated on the detailed process to complete the large and aggressive project in advance of three important no-till milestones in 2022.
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