Noah Newman

Noah Newman

Noah Newman started at Lessiter Media in March 2022 as Associate Editor for No-Till FarmerStrip-Till Farmer and Cover Crop Strategies. He previously worked in broadcast journalism as a sports anchor/reporter for television stations in central Illinois and most recently Jackson, Mississippi, where he was named the state’s sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association. The Cleveland, Ohio, native looks forward to engaging with growers, learning extensively about their operations, and sharing impactful stories with the audience.

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Tackling Labor & Erosion Issues with No-Till, Strip-Till & Cover Crops

Northeast Ohio no-tiller cuts costs, boosts yields and improves soil health in 5 years.
A sign that reads “Ohio Bicentennial Farm” stands outside Kris and Lacie Green’s house, honoring the family’s legacy in the village of Wakeman. Kris Green’s ancestors founded the operation known as Willow Brook Farm in 1817 after moving from Connecticut.
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No Stone Unturned in Quest for Healthy Soils

Northwest Ohio no-tiller solves soil health puzzle with plant diversity, cover crops and heavy focus on water quality.

One of the first things you’ll notice when pulling up to Les Seiler’s house is the personalized license plate on his car, with the letters “NO TIL.” Before you even shake the jovial farmer’s hand, it’s clear how enthusiastic he is about conservation ag, specifically soil health.


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Reddick Farms Goes All in on No-Till and Cover Crops in Kentucky

Father-son duo takes leap of faith after eye-opening experience at National No-Tillage Conference.
No-till is nothing new for the Reddick family. Brad Reddick remembers growing up on the 1,800-acre farm in Bardwell, Ky., watching his father no-till the rolling grounds and conventionally till the creek bottom grounds over 50 years ago.
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No-Till’s Best Innovators and Legends Share Their Failures and Successes

No-till experts provide valuable insight during special Q&A session at the National No-Tillage Conference.
The No-Till Innovators program has recognized more than 100 farmers, businesses and organizations who have made a major impact on the growth of no-till over the years. Five members of the distinguished group shared the ups and downs from their journey during a panel discussion at the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky.
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A Trifecta of Tools to Improve Soil and Water Quality

Davenport, Iowa’s, Robb Ewoldt implements innovative conservation practices to boost his bottom line while improving the environment.
Robb Ewoldt, along with his wife, Jennifer, and teenage sons, Alex and Isaac, grows corn and soybeans in eastern Iowa, just three miles north of the Mississippi River. He farms 2,000 acres with a main goal always in mind.
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3rd annual Cover Crop Benchmark Study

Reducing Erosion, Improving Water Infiltration Push Cover Crop Adoption

Exclusive survey reveals cover cropping trends through 2022, including increasing acreage planted to covers, the top benefits farmers gain from covers and multiple methods for seeding them.
Farmers across the nation participated in the 3rd annual Cover Crop Benchmark Study published by Cover Crop Strategies. The comprehensive survey featured 48 questions about topics including management practices, motivations and expenses in 2021 and plans for 2022.
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