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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.


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No-Till Farmer’s ‘History of No-Tillage’ Museum

Attendees at the 30th Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville experienced an all-new ‘walking tour’ of no-tillage history.
In 2021, No-Till Farmer editors began planning the “Triple Crown” of no-till milestones that were aligning in 2022. That is, 60 years since the first commercial no-till plots in Kentucky, 50 years since the launch of No-Till Farmer and 30 years of the National No-Tillage Conference, to be held back in no-till’s ol’ Kentucky home.
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University Researchers Battle Over No-Till ‘Fad’

Late Allis-Chalmers’ marketing exec recalls the opposition no-till faced as its champions tried to gain ground in the practice’s adoption.

Having spent 39 years in the farm equipment industry, I was fully aware of the fact that new machines aren’t unanimously accepted everywhere immediately. Thank goodness they aren’t, as the factory couldn’t keep up if a deluge of farm equipment tool orders had come from everywhere at the same time. 


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[Podcast] Adapting No-Till In the Palouse With Russ Zenner

Frank Lessiter talks with Russ Zenner about the early days of no-till in the Palouse, Shepherd’s Grain and the pandemic, and growing garbanzo beans for homemade hummus.

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Russ Zenner about the early days of no-till in the Palouse, Shepherd’s Grain and the pandemic, and growing garbanzo beans for homemade hummus.


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