John Young

John Young

John Young represents the second generation that has no-tilled the family’s Herndon, Ky. farm for 60 years. The birthplace of no-till on a commercial farming scale, the family no-tills corn, wheat and both full-season and double-cropped soybeans in a large acreage operation.



A Horse, Two Vaqueros, and an Amish Mother Collide ...

The horse and buggy were pushed against a tree with our pickup truck. A farm worker was holding the horse by its bridle, talking to it, trying to calm it. A small, ankle-biter-sized dog was jumping around happily. To all appearances, our truck had run the horse off the road, wrecked the buggy and injured the young mother. It was not a pretty sight.

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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Stewarding The Birthplace Of No-Till

Sharing and learning are still cornerstones for the Young family, who planted the first commercial no-till field in southern Kentucky 50 years ago.
My father, Harry Young, wasn’t a shy fellow. If he was going to do something, he’d do it out in the open and let the chips fall where they may.
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