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Ag States of America

The Ag States of America series is brought to you by Pivot Bio.


It’s time to re-think nitrogen. Pivot Bio PROVEN™ replaces nitrogen fertilizer with microbes that adhere to the crop’s root system and apply nitrogen each day. 2019 performance report data shows Pivot Bio PROVEN™ consistently outperforms synthetic nitrogen fertilizer year-over-year, providing corn growers improved yields and a more dependable nitrogen supply that isn’t lost to the environment. To read the performance report, go to PivotBio.com. For more information on Pivot Bio PROVEN, text PROVEN to 31313.

Ask the Operator

To encourage the sharing of no-till knowledge, Loran Steinlage, No-Till Farmer's 2023 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow, has agreed to respond to subscribers' no-till questions through a unique online forum. Questions are reviewed by No-Till Farmer editors and forwarded to Steinlage for his answers, also posted on this page. Read through past information in our content archive below and submit your own questions for our Fellow to answer. Click here if you are having trouble viewing the question submission form.

Best of the Web This Week

No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at the grower's realm from the lofty digital realm. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web.


Best of the Web This Week is brought to you by Totally Tubular.

Totally Tubular

Totally Tubular Mfg Inc produces starter fertilizer products that apply starter fertilizer right where you want it, in the root system of the plant. In tests performed, Totally Tubular produced a 6.2 (5%)/bushel yield advantage in corn. Products are available for a variety of planters and are sold by dealers throughout the US. Visit our website at totally-tubular.net to find a dealer near you, or call us at 888-200-3012.

No-Till Farmer's Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship

Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program follows a selected no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions.


The 2023 fellowship program, made possible by A&I Products, aims to broaden farmers’ understanding about how to realize economic and sustainability success through no-till and conservation ag by returning to the same farm all year long. No-Till Farmer’s editors and industry advisors selected Loren Steinlage of West Union, Iowa, as this year’s fellow due to his ongoing commitment to innovating on his own farm and going above and beyond to share his no-till knowledge with others. Steinlage is a 2020 No-Till Innovator Award recipient and frequent National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) speaker.


The content series examines a variety of year-long subjects, including cropping decisions, attachment/equipment purchases, test plots, seeding/planting conditions and on-the-go decisions in response to weather and other variables. The series also features a unique “Ask the Operator” monthly live webinar series, scheduled for the first Friday of every month at 7 a.m. Central, in which viewers may ask Steinlage for advice and questions about the no-till results he’s seen on his own farm. The capstone of the project includes a final report on performance and results, and a featured presentation at the 32nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in 2024.


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Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship Features

Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program follows a selected no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions.


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Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship Q&As

Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program follows a selected no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions.


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Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship Webinars

Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program follows a selected no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions.


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Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship Videos & Podcasts

Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program follows a selected no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions.


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Focusing on Smarter, Sustainable Fertilizing Strategies

In agriculture, improved management practices have to make sense in dollars and cents. Sustainable agriculture means stewardship of the land, air and water — but it also means doing this in a way that is profitable over the long-term.


Sustaining and further improving crop yield is the best objective of soil health. Continuous improvement of crop yield is extremely dependent on how we plan to invest and sustain the soil ecosystem to withstand environmental threats and stripping of key nutrients needed to sustain agriculture.


agroliquidNo-Till Farmer's Focusing on Smarter, Sustainable Fertilizing Strategies series is brought to you by AgroLiquid. For over 35 years, AgroLiquid has been on a mission to engineer the best plant nutrition products while safeguarding your crops, the soil and the environment.


Click here to learn more about AgroLiquid's suite of fertilizer products and agronomic services.

National No-Tillage Conference Updates

More than 100 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 4 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the no-till community.

Check back here for the latest information leading up to and what's happening at the National No-Tillage Conference.

No-Till History

The No-Till History digital archive to commemorate no-till’s historic year in 2022 is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


Montag Manufacturing

Montag Manufacturing is your fertilizing equipment specialist. Offering dry, liquid and complete fertilizer systems as well as auto-steer carts, Montag’s precision fertilizer-placement solutions will reduce your rate, increase your yield and assist your stewardship goals. Visit them at montagmfg.com.


Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book is over 400 pages and takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962. Learn more about "From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming" and information to order here.



View the full archive of content below, or click on one of the following sub-categories for media-specific coverage.


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No-Till History Articles & News

The No-Till History digital archive to commemorate no-till’s historic year in 2022 is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


Montag Manufacturing

Montag Manufacturing is your fertilizing equipment specialist. Offering dry, liquid and complete fertilizer systems as well as auto-steer carts, Montag’s precision fertilizer-placement solutions will reduce your rate, increase your yield and assist your stewardship goals. Visit them at montagmfg.com.


Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book is over 400 pages and takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962. Learn more about "From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming" and information to order here.



Read articles and news items below, or view the full no-till historical archive.

No-Till History Videos

The No-Till History digital archive to commemorate no-till’s historic year in 2022 is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


Montag Manufacturing

Montag Manufacturing is your fertilizing equipment specialist. Offering dry, liquid and complete fertilizer systems as well as auto-steer carts, Montag’s precision fertilizer-placement solutions will reduce your rate, increase your yield and assist your stewardship goals. Visit them at montagmfg.com.


Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book is over 400 pages and takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962. Learn more about "From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming" and information to order here.



Watch videos below, or view the full no-till historical archive.

No-Till History Podcasts

The No-Till History digital archive to commemorate no-till’s historic year in 2022 is made possible by Montag Manufacturing.


Montag Manufacturing

Montag Manufacturing is your fertilizing equipment specialist. Offering dry, liquid and complete fertilizer systems as well as auto-steer carts, Montag’s precision fertilizer-placement solutions will reduce your rate, increase your yield and assist your stewardship goals. Visit them at montagmfg.com.


Enjoy a stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicling the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book is over 400 pages and takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962. Learn more about "From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming" and information to order here.



Listen to podcasts below, or view the full no-till historical archive.

No-Till Passport


Welcome to No-Till Passport — an exclusive series on the No-Till Farmer website where twice a month, our editorial team shares stories of successful no-till and cover crop practices throughout the world!
 
No-tillers in North America are certainly not just part of a successful movement in their own area, but also part of a world-wide movement as farmers seek out ways to make their operations more profitable, efficient and sustainable. South America, New Zealand and Australia are among the world’s leaders in no-till acreage, and adoption in many other countries is catching up.
 
Please enjoy these success stories, and if you know of any other international no-till success stories, please email them to mvogel@lessitermedia.com.

Planter Maintenance with Precision Planting

The Planter Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.

For farmers who believe in better. Believing in better is a mindset to pursue excellence in everything you do. It’s welcoming opportunities to improve your farm and knowing that your best season is simply a starting point for this season. Precision Planting is for farmers like you who Believe in Better.

Seeder Maintenance with Precision Planting

The Seeder Maintenance series is brought to you by Precision Planting.

For farmers who believe in better. Believing in better is a mindset to pursue excellence in everything you do. It’s welcoming opportunities to improve your farm and knowing that your best season is simply a starting point for this season. Precision Planting is for farmers like you who Believe in Better.

Responsible Nutrient Practitioners Program

The awards program recognizes each year several no-tillers who are judged to be taking a responsible approach with their use of applied fertilizer with their on-farm practices.

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