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No-Till History

World’s Longest Continuing No-Till Plots at Ohio State Hit 60 Years

Interviews with 90-year-olds Glover Triplett, Bill Richards & others discuss the ‘ground zero’ of no-till science.
Newly minted Michigan State University Ph.D.’s Glover Triplett and the late Dave Van Doren arrived at Ohio State University (OSU) in the late 1950s. The No-Till History series is made possible by Calmer Corn Heads.
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‘Outsiders’ in D.C. Moved No-Till Forward

Two no-tillers ­— Peter Myers and Bill Richards — brought credibility and trust to Washington, D.C., as they charted a transition for U.S. farmers.

The still “coming of age” no-till practice received two significant shots in the arm when no-tillers were tapped for influential posts in D.C. Instead of bureaucrats, the USDA smartly veered from the norm to appoint two practical farmers, Missouri’s Peter Myers and Ohio’s Bill Richards, to help convince farmers of the merits of reducing tillage. The No-Till History series is made possible by Calmer Corn Heads.


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No-Till’s List of Legends

This roster of influencers has a tremendous legacy on no-till since its modest start in 1962.
As part of the 60th anniversary of no-till’s first commercial acres in 1962, No-Till Farmer updated its No-Till Legends list following the 30th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky. This roster of “No-Till Legends” includes outstanding growers, educators and suppliers who have played a key role in the growth of no-till from 0 to 110 million acres in 6 decades.
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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 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.
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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Reminiscing on No-Till’s Revolution

Four no-till pioneers share how they’ve seen the practice change over the last few decades and what factors will play a role in its future.

It’s been 50 years since No-Till Farmer launched, and a lot has influenced the practice in those five decades. From equipment and chemical innovations to government influence to cover crops and the soil health movement, many factors have impacted no-till — both good and bad. 

The No-Till History series is made possible by Calmer Corn Heads.
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History and Insights from No-Till Pioneer Bill Richards

[Podcast] History and Insights from No-Till Pioneer Bill Richards

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we sat down with Bill Richards, know as the “Grandfather of No-Till,” to discuss the storied history of no-till adoption and the major influencers who helped prove no-till as a viable, profitable farm practice.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we sat down with Bill Richards, know as the “Grandfather of No-Till,” to discuss the storied history of no-till adoption and the major influencers who helped prove no-till as a viable, profitable farm practice.
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[Podcast] The Shoulders on Which We Stand ... The Living Legends of No-Till History

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, we hear directly from Frank Lessiter, long-time editor of No-Till Farmer, who has covered no-tillage for 45 years.
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