Jason Mauck


If it’s Not Wacky Enough, it May Not Work!

Williamsport, Ind., no-tiller Rick Clark isn’t happy unless he’s thinking outside the box, and his earlier experiment of no-tilling soybeans into cereal rye and killing the rye with a roller-crimper is one example that “wacky ideas” are good and can be profitable too. Clark will share the “what” and “why” of several new initiatives ongoing at his innovative farm that include getting three crops off of an acre with peas, wheat and soybeans, planting soybeans behind livestock and boosting biodiversity by raising multiple cash crops at the same time rather than relying solely on cover crops to do that. He’ll also review the economics of these cutting-edge practices and what lies ahead for his farm.