A few years ago, Jimmy Kinder shared how he built a flexible no-till system to deal with challenges he’s face with weather and market volatility.

Fast forward to 2018 and, yep, volatility is still there. But the Walters, Okla., no-tiller is still finding success not only with his own farm, but in working with fellow farmers to help them achieve their financial, production, stewardship and quality-of-life goals.

Kinder was presented with the 2018 Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award this month by the Noble Research Institute. The award is given annually to one of the 1,600 farmers and ranchers who work with the Institute’s producer relations program that helps farmers, ranchers and other land managers with the above goals.

Kinder and his wife, Margaret operate a diversified 5,000-acre operation of stocker cattle, wheat, canola, sesame and grain sorghum. Kinder was an early adopter of no-till farming practices and remains an avid investigator and adopter of farming technologies to add value to his operation, says Hugh Aljoe, the Institute’s director of producer relations.

Click here to read our 2015 story about Kinder’s operation. And here you can see a Noble Research Institute video detailing the history and highlights of Kinder’s no-till farm.

Jimmy and Margaret Kinder (center) receive the Noble Research Institute’s 2018 Leonard Wyatt Memorial Outstanding Cooperator Award this month at the 2018 Texoma Cattlemen’s Conference. Pictured with them are Jimmy’s mother, Trudie Kinder, and agricultural consultants Jim Johnson and Robert Wells (back row).