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The No-Till Farmer Podcast is the no-tiller's audio source for in-depth knowledge on high-profit no-till crop production, including planting, fertilizing, residue management, crop protection, cover crops and other management practices that promote stewardship of the environment.

The No-Till Farmer Podcast is the no-tiller's audio source for in-depth knowledge on high-profit no-till crop production, including planting, fertilizing, residue management, crop protection, cover crops and other management practices that promote stewardship of the environment.

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The No-Till Farmer Podcast is the no-tiller's audio source for in-depth knowledge on high-profit no-till crop production, including planting, fertilizing, residue management, crop protection, cover crops and other management practices that promote stewardship of the environment.

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@notillfarmr

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English


Episodes

Integrating Farm-To-Table Organic Hemp With Covers And Grazing

9/17/2021
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Tom Cotter, a no-tiller and strip-tiller in Austin, Minnesota, right after a Minnesota Soil Health School session he hosted at his farm. He explains how he has skirted many of the problems facing hemp farmers by following the farm-to-table production model to grow the product for his own Superior Cannabis Company stores in Austin and Duluth.

Duration:00:36:10

Agriculture As A Solution To Climate Change

9/9/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Betsy Bower, an agronomist for Ceres Solutions in Lafayette, Ind., about the task force and some of the hottest areas in no-till farming – from carbon sequestration to biologicals and more.

Duration:00:33:44

Comparing Three US Carbon Market Programs

9/3/2021
Carbon market programs are a hot topic amongst farmers today, as they represent a potential new revenue stream for growers who implement conservation practices such as no-till, strip-till and cover crops. But every program is a little different in how they approach qualifying acres, establishing baseline measurements, practice verification, farmer compensation and more. For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with representatives from three companies who were talking with farmers about...

Duration:00:42:21

Biological Soil Testing With Lance Gunderson

8/27/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we caught up with Lance Gunderson, president and co-owner of the recently launched Regen Ag Lab in Pleasanton, Nebraska to talk about some of the new soil tests, how they differ from conventional tests and why it matters.

Duration:00:44:24

Experiments In No-Till Crop Diversification

8/23/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Director of Agronomy at Fall Line Capital and no-tiller in Manitoba, Canada, Scott Day about no-tilling in the harsh climate of Canada’s prairies and how diverse crop choices have become a legacy of no-till on his farm.

Duration:00:54:27

Autonomous Mobile Grazing With The Stock Cropper

8/13/2021
Finding ways to improve farm profits without taking on more acres is one of Zack Smith’s goals. In fact, the Buffalo Center, Iowa, strip-tiller has a name for it – biohacks. With his mindset of finding natural, vegetative solutions for farm problems, he recently started developing a unique autonomous structure he calls the Stock Cropper that integrates strip-cropping with mobile grazing.

Duration:00:44:57

Pollinator Habitat On The No-Till Farm

8/9/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Amy Bartow about the NRCS’ recent initiatives to promote the establishment of pollinator plots and strips. Tune in as they discuss native vs. non-native pollinator mixes, the importance of diversity in the mix, the pollination value of cover crops, how no-tillers can make extra income with pollinator habitat, how weed management fits into the equation and much more.

Duration:00:33:15

The Three Legged Stool Of Soil Health With Jeremiah Durbin

7/29/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by The Andersons, we chat with independent crop consultant Jeremiah Durbin about those physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil health and how he uses his mechanical background to help trouble-shoot issues in the field.

Duration:01:01:52

No-Tilling in the Suburbs with Farmer Ross

7/23/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Jackson, Wisconsin, no-tiller Ross Bishop about how he got turned on to no-tilling back in the 1990s and how that impacts his operation today. Join us as they discuss using cover crops and planting green, no-tilling in 20-inch rows, why he’s experimenting with growing Kernza, the benefits of using sulfur and dry boron and much more.

Duration:00:52:35

Multi-Cropping For Soil Health, Higher Profits

7/19/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we chat with Ross Evelsizer of Iowa Resource Conservation and Development. As the director of the organization’s Multi-Cropping Iowa project, Evelsizer works with growers around the state to implement cropping systems that help achieve soil health goals while expanding market opportunities.

Duration:00:48:20

Preserving Wetlands On The Farm With Ray McCormick

7/9/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Vincennes, Ind., no-tiller Ray McCormick about his approaches to conservation and farming intersect. Join us as they discuss how he got the idea to seed covers with an air seeder attached to his combine header.

Duration:00:56:13

Benefitting From Long-Term No-Till With Jerry Grigar, Part 2

6/25/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter continue his talk with Retired Michigan State Agronomist Jerry Grigar, about many of the lessons learned from decades of using no-till practices on Jerry’s 140-acre farm, where he no-tills black beans, soybeans, oats, wheat and hay.

Duration:00:36:12

Two Rookies On Crimping Rye In Green-Planted No-Till Soybeans

6/25/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we chat with no-tillers Sheldon Luehmann of Lewiston, Minn., and Mike Unruh of Winona, Minn., as well as Lance Klessig, a Resource Specialist with the Winona County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Duration:00:47:55

Conservation And Innovation With NRCS Chief, Terry Cosby

6/11/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with chief of the NRCS, Terry Cosby to hear about how his childhood experience on the farm shaped his views on conservation, his goals for the agency during his tenure, his thoughts on the Biden Administration’s plan to have 30% of U.S. lands and waters under conservation by the year 2030, and much more.

Duration:00:28:57

Benefitting From Long-Term No-Till With Jerry Grigar, Part 1

6/4/2021
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Retired Michigan State Agronomist Jerry Grigar about many of the lessons learned from decades of working with farmers to improve no-till techniques and equipment.

Duration:00:41:19

Terminating Covers the Right Way

5/28/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we're featuring Josh Lofton, Cropping System Specialist with Oklahoma State University. Lofton will discuss the timing of cover crop termination, differences in termination timing for various cover crop species, improper cover crop termination, and more.

Duration:00:42:38

Barry Fisher on Promoting No-Till and Covers with the NRCS

5/21/2021
Recently retired from a multi-decade career with the NRCS, agronomist Barry Fisher has been a long-time booster of no-till. Based in his home state of Indiana, Fisher’s efforts helped the state’s no-till acres grow to the point where it was among the states with the highest percentage of no-till ground in the U.S. Fisher devoted much of his government career to encouraging the adoption of no-till and cover crops. Over the years, he’s worked with thousands of farmers while conducting numerous...

Duration:01:05:01

Adapting Equipment, Rotation For An Organic Farm System

5/13/2021
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we chat with Léa Vereecke and Nic Podoll, two recent additions to Rodale’s consulting team, to learn more about the process of transitioning land to organic.

Duration:00:54:33

Can Long-Time No-Tillers Get in on the Carbon Marketplace

5/11/2021
With the current interest in climate change, sequestering carbon and farmers getting carbon sequestration payments being at an all-time high, many no-tillers have been excited about the thought of earning additional income through incentive payments. Whether it’s through current privately-financed carbon programs or new ones being developed by the Biden administration in Washington, there’s considerable interest in sequestering carbon to avoid the release of greenhouse gases into the...

Duration:00:56:38

Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Farming with Healthy Soils

4/30/2021
“A highly functional soil will reduce the negative impacts of our agricultural practices…Runoff and soil erosion are major contributors to degrading water quality…and as we discuss soil health, we are simply promoting the practices that by default will address both of those right off the bat…” – Bill Stangel, independent agriculture consultant, Madison, Wis. Healthy soils are key to productive and profitable farm operations as they can increase nutrient availability, improve water...

Duration:00:47:02