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Phillips & Young: Beyond the Grave

Kentucky’s dynamic duo set the table for a pending ag revolution in their seminal book on no-tillage.

The plow is as American as the Fourth of July. Such famous farmers as Thomas Jefferson and Daniel Webster helped perfect it, and today’s politicians still speak of realigning our national priorities in terms of “swords into plowshares.”


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[Video] Montag Manufacturing Showcases GEN II 2108

President Anthony Montag details the GEN II 2108, the new feature rich metering system, but with a single tank from Montag Manufacturing. Available in either 30 or 50 cubic foot tank capacity the metering system can apply up to 500 lbs. to the acre at 5 mph. while being gentle enough to safely meter cover crop seed.
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Dick Foell: Nothing Too Crazy to Promote No-Till

Country music, gaudy green silk jackets or a dressing his bride up as a tiger, nothing was off-limits to Dick Foell when it came to attracting attention for no-tillage.
Country music, gaudy green silk jackets and the costuming of his bride up as a tiger, nothing was off-limits to Dick Foell when it came to attracting attention to the merits of no-tillage. The No-Till History series is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.
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Milan No-Till Field Day Showed Real-World Results

Rare industry-university collaboration fast-tracked the knowledge & at-scale product demos on the promising farm practice.
Every no-tiller in the Southeast knows of University of Tennessee’s (UT) “Milan No-Till Field Day.” The AgResearch & Education Center at Milan was established in 1962 on former Milan Army Ammunition Plant land. Today, nearly 700 acres of cropland are used for research.
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First Planter Design from No-Till’s ‘Garden of Eden’

Donnie Morris built 3 no-till planters to move legendary agronomist George McKibben’s no-till experiments forward in Dixon Springs, Ill.
Morris, a mechanic and ag engineer at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center (DSAC), watched first-hand as the late University of Illinois weed scientist George McKibben experimented with the no-till concept as early as the 1960s at the DSAC.
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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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