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[Podcast] Eileen Kladivko, Earthworm Godmother

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we’re heading underground. We’re going deep under the soil surface to concentrate on one of the major benefits of no-tilling when it comes to improving soil health. Today’s agenda is worms: Earthworms, red worms, nightcrawlers, and other kinds of worms and the impact the have on no-tilled soils.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we’re heading underground. We’re going deep under the soil surface to concentrate on one of the major benefits of no-tilling when it comes to improving soil health. Today’s agenda is worms: Earthworms, red worms, nightcrawlers, and other kinds of worms and the impact the have on no-tilled soils.
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[Podcast] Mr. Lessiter Goes to Washington

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by NewLeaf Symbiotics, we dug through our archives to find the speech Frank Lessiter presented during his 1973 testimonial before the House Agriculture Committee on the important role no-tillage was playing in American agriculture.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by NewLeaf Symbiotics, we dug through our archives to find the speech Frank Lessiter presented during his 1973 testimonial before the House Agriculture Committee on the important role no-tillage was playing in American agriculture.
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[Podcast] The Growth of No-Till and Strip-Till in California

In this episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Jeff Mitchell, a Cropping Systems Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis, who has been active in leading the evolution of reduced-disturbance and cover crop systems in the Golden State.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Jeff Mitchell, a Cropping Systems Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis, who has been active in leading the evolution of reduced-disturbance and cover crop systems in the Golden State.
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Ray Ward
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[Podcast] Ray Ward on Soil Testing and No-Till Nutrient Management

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
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Randall Reed
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[Podcast] Compaction and Controlled Traffic with Randall Reeder

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge till, strip till, no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge-till, strip-till no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
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[Podcast] Marketing the Value of No-Till with Karl Kupers of Shepherd’s Grain

This episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, features one of the most successful value-added projects ever started by no-tillers. After mastering no-tilling in the dry areas on eastern Washington, guest Karl Kupers joined forces with Fred Fleming to form Shepherd’s Grain, a unique organization aimed at promoting and utilizing the benefits of no-till while also creating a new marketplace that offered premium prices on their products.
This episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, features one of the most successful value-added projects ever started by no-tillers. After mastering no-tilling in the dry areas on eastern Washington, guest Karl Kupers joined forces with Fred Fleming to form Shepherd’s Grain, a unique organization aimed at promoting and utilizing the benefits of no-till while also creating a new marketplace that offered premium prices on their products.
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[Podcast] Conservation Farming in the U.S. and Abroad with Hans Kok

In this episode of the “No-till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, conservation consultant Hans Kok joins Frank Lessiter for an exploratory conversation about what it takes to farm slopes vs. flat ground, making money while using cover crops, why no-till hasn’t been adopted widely in certain areas, how no-tillers could get by without glyphosate, and much more.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Calmer Corn Heads, conservation consultant Hans Kok joins Frank Lessiter for an exploratory conversation about what it takes to farm slopes vs. flat ground, making money while using cover crops, why no-till hasn’t been adopted widely in certain areas, how no-tillers could get by without glyphosate, and much more.
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[Podcast] Reflecting on 25 Years of No-Till Learning

In this episode of the &ldquo;<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers &amp; Innovators&rdquo; podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, editor, Frank Lessiter, hosts a panel discussion with six individuals who have attended every National No-Tillage Conference since it began in 1993: Allen Berry, Allan Brooks, R.D. Wolheter, Bryan Van Holten, Scott Davidson, and Randall Reeder.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, editor, Frank Lessiter, hosts a panel discussion with six individuals who have attended every National No-Tillage Conference since it began in 1993: Allen Berry, Allan Brooks, R.D. Wolheter, Bryan Van Holten, Scott Davidson, and Randall Reeder.
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Scenes from the Palouse

Back in 2010, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter and his son, Mike, traveled to the Palouse area of eastern Washington to visit John Aeschliman, who’s been successfully no-tilling in the region for more than 40 years. Named one of the 25 No-Till Living Legends, no-till has allowed Aeschliman to successfully farm in an area that receives as little as 12 inches annual moisture and has slopes as steep as 60%.

Click on the articles below to learn more about Aeschliman’s operation.

No-Till Works Under Tough Conditions

What I’ve Learned from No-Tilling: Do More With Less!

 

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