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Frank Lessiter’s ‘History of No-Till Farming’ Book Hot off the Presses!

One fall morning, I was scooped up and walked to my mom’s Red Cutlass and put in the backseat alongside my dog. A few hours later, Mom hurried me upstairs and dropped me in a barren bedroom. “Sit here quietly until your sisters come get you,” I recall, about 15 minutes before I got into trouble for the first time in my new home.
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Flipping the Pages: No-Till Has Come a Long Way

It wasn’t long ago that our soils were thought of by farmers as something to be dominated to conform to our demands, rather than being preserved and improved. But no-till practices have made it possible for farmers to be sustainable and profitable. A new book we’ve released celebrates this achievement.
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25 No-Till Living Legends

These highly talented folks have played a key role in no-till adoption.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference, the staff of No-Till Farmer honored 25 active individuals who have made no-till work and grow over the years.
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[Video] From Maverick To Mainstream: A Walk Through No-Till History

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the National No-Tillage Conference, the staff of No-Till Farmer displayed a photo gallery at the conference in St. Louis titled “A Walk Through No-Till History.” Editor Frank Lessiter leads us through the gallery, which includes some highlights from the early editions of No-Till Farmer, no-till leaders and influencers, equipment and other products that led to greater adoption of no-till, and testimonials from farmers on how the practice changed their lives.
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This Week in No-Till History

This week we remember University of Illinois agronomist and no-till pioneer George McKibben, who passed away 29 years ago yesterday on Feb. 1, 1988.
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