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No-Till Farmer Podcast
16 minutes | 7 days ago
Lynn Overboe: Solutions And Hacks For Long-Term No-Till Success
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we’re sharing the story of Kindred, North Dakota no-tiller Lynn Overboe, as narrated by frequent No-Till Farmer contributor Dan Crummett. Farming 1,200 acres near the North Dakota-Minnesota border, about 30 miles from Fargo, Overboe has developed a number of solutions and hacks to improve his chances of success over his past 2-plus decades of no-tilling.
49 minutes | 14 days ago
No-Tilling In Peace Country With Jason Casselman
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jason Casselman, a no-tiller from Fairview, Alberta, Canada to find out how they make no-till work so far north.
52 minutes | a month ago
Gabe Brown On Regenerative Ag, The Climate And Farm Profitability
Join us as North Dakota no-tiller Gabe Brown discusses that experience and shares his thoughts on how government programs could be designed so as to allow farmers to adopt regenerative practices more easily rather than hinder their efforts, how regenerative ag can unlock biological functions in the soil, why he’s not advocating farmers sell their carbon credits – yet – and much more.
27 minutes | a month ago
Pushing Yields With Fertility And Drainage With Harold Reetz
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Frank Lessiter talks with Retired Agronomy Consultant Harold Reetz about his approach to fertilizer management, including the 4Rs — right source, right rate, right place and right time — as well as other practices that underscore success in a no-till system.
42 minutes | a month ago
Solving Farm Management Problems With Alternative Forages
Our guest for this week’s podcast is Brendon Blank, an independent certified forage specialist who works for Byron Seeds. Based in Ixonia, Wisconsin, Brendon helps farmers solve management problems by designing cropping systems that make better use of the land and human capital while focusing on diversity, enhancing animal health, and improving the soil.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Narrow-Row No-Till With Allen Berry
In this podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Allen Berry about the various configurations he’s tried, why he’s currently planting 20-inch non-GMO corn, his thoughts on whether or not no-tillers need coulters, and much more.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Kicking The Virtual Tires With Big Iron Auctions
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we’re checking in with co-founder and co-CEO of Big Iron Auctions, Mark Stock as he shares some industry trends and predictions. Join us to hear Mark’s thoughts on the importance of transparency and honesty in online auctions, what the recent high commodity prices and low interest rates mean for the industry as a whole and much more.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
How Strip-Till Got Started, With Rich Follmer
For this podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Rich Follmer, who became known as the ‘grandfather ‘ of strip-till, about that early strip-till toolbar, how he started building berms in the fall, his thoughts on using cover crops in a strip-till operation, the future of the strip industry and much more.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Cashing In On Carbon With Kelly Garrett
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, fifth-generation grower Kelly Garrett discusses how his management practices align with the carbon credits marketplace, why he started entering National Corn Growers Association yield contests, the benefits of using a soybean byproduct fertilizer and much more.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
One-On-One With The Grandfather Of No-Till, Bill Richards
For this podcast, we, sat down with Bill Richards to talk about the history of no-till adoption on his farm, the early innovators that helped him along, such as Kinze founder John Kinzenbaw and international product engineer Ralph Bumheckel, and some of the equipment modifications he made that helped him successfully adopt no-till.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Jonathan Lundgren On Evaluating Regenerative Farming Practices
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re sharing a conversation with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, entomologist Dr. Jonathan Lundgren to discuss a new research paper he’s written called “Defining and validating regenerative farm systems using a composite of ranked agricultural practices.”
55 minutes | 3 months ago
The Surprising Tale Of How The Thompson Closing Wheel Came To Be
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, editor Frank Lessiter talks with Thompson about how his understanding of no-till evolved through experiments with ridge-till, skip-till and strip-till before he converted 100% to no-till in 1991.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Pairing Cover Crops with Herbicides to Combat Weeds
For this week’s podcast, we’re sharing a conversation between Cover Crop Strategies associate editor Sarah Hill and Bill Johnson, professor of weed science with Purdue University. In this interview, Johnson discusses how field management impacts weed problem, how herbicide applications influence cover crops and cash crops, herbicide antagonism, how cover crops can mitigate weed growth, and more!
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Marion Calmer on Improving No-Till Profits with On-Farm Research
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, editor Frank Lessiter talks with Marion about the discoveries he’s made in his nearly 4 decades of no-tilling, including why he says no-till offers at least a $50 per acre advantage over tillage, what he considers his biggest mistakes early on, his thoughts on getting P & K deeper into the soil profile, plans for capitalizing on the $4 return he gets for every $1 of applied nitrogen, and much more.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
David Moose: One Bold Move Leads to No-Till Success
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we share a reading of a story from David Moose, which explains how he’s succeeded with continuous soybean acres by widening the rows, cutting populations and using a biological seed treatment to aid in germination.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
No-Till and Direct Seeding in the Palouse
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Mosaic Susterra, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with the production ag manager for the Spokane Conservation District, Ty Meyer who discusses how no-till got started in the Palouse area, the challenges of integrating cover crops on dryland acres and much more.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Betsy Bower: An Agronomist’s Take on No-Till
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we caught up with ong-time agronomist with Ceres Solutions, Betsy Bower, to get an agronomist’s viewpoint on no-till and cover crops.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Jerry Eitle: Engineering Decades of No-Till Success
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Mosaic Susterra, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Attica, Ohio, grower Jerry Eitle about the equipment and technology that made it possible to make the switch, including an Aerway aerator, Kinze planters and RTK guidance and much more.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Ag Innovations: Carbon Farming and Swarm Technology
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, Jack Zemlicka, editorial director here at Lessiter Media, spoke with 6th-generation farmer Ben Riensche, owner and manager of Blue Diamond Farming Company in Jesup, Iowa. Riensche uses innovative and cutting-edge technology and management practices to guide the success of Blue Diamond, which has expanded dramatically over the past two decades.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Pushing No-Till To The Next Level With Jim Hershey
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Mosaic Susterra, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Pennsylvania no-tiller Jim Hershey about some of the practices that have put him on a successful no-till path.
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