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To encourage the sharing of no-till knowledge, Jim Leverich, No-Till Farmer's 2022 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 Leverich 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.

Jim Leverich No-Till Farmer's Conservation Ag Operator Fellow for 2022, Jim Leverich is a no-till farmer near Sparta, Wis. His 1,000 acre-farm has been in his family since 1864 and no-tilled since 1984. An innovator and educator, Leverich has 35-plus years of no-till and on-farm research experience, and possesses a deep, practical understanding of what makes no-till work. For his contributions while at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service, Leverich was named the No-Till Innovator of the Year (Research & Education category) in 2006. A talented presenter and writer, Leverich was a regular guest columnist for No-Till Farmer in 2011 when it earned the Gold Medal as the nation’s top newsletter from the American Society of Business Press Editors.


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