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[Podcast] Why No-Till Benefits Birds with Kelly VanBeek

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter gets into the weeds with Kelly VanBeek, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program to discuss which no-till fields provide the best habitats for songbirds, what cover crops are most hospitable to birds and finding a balance between productivity and conservation on farmland.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter gets into the weeds with Kelly VanBeek, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program to discuss which no-till fields provide the best habitats for songbirds, what cover crops are most hospitable to birds and finding a balance between productivity and conservation on farmland.
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For Ambitious No-Tillers, There’s No Place Like Home

Efficient no-till practices are helping a multi-family partnership in western Kansas aggressively expand their dryland farming and livestock operation without sacrificing yields or soil health.
Matthew and Nathan Pearce and their brother-in-law, Ben Johnson, didn't just join the family farm — they completely transformed the operation. The partnership is called Homestead Farms, and each family lives near the original homestead just south of Wallace in western Kansas.
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