133 episodes

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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    • 4.6, 40 Ratings

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.

    David Dukes on Transitioning CRP Land to No-Till Production

    David Dukes on Transitioning CRP Land to No-Till Production

    In this episode of the “No-Till FarmerInfluencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter Frank Lessiter talks with David about his approach to converting CRP ground, including why he says soybeans are a great crop to plant for the first-year of production and how he goes about terminating sod beforehand.

    • 40 min
    7 Reasons to Use Cover Crops with Loran Steinlage and Jay Baxter

    7 Reasons to Use Cover Crops with Loran Steinlage and Jay Baxter

    For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Pivot Bio, West Union, Iowa no-tiller Loran Steinlage sat down with Jay Baxter, who no-tills more than 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, sweet corn, and more in Georgetown, Delaware, in a conversation that was moderated by Jen Nelson of Resource Smart.

    • 42 min
    Ray McCormick On Using Cover Crop In 60-Inch Corn, Soil Building And Game Hunting

    Ray McCormick On Using Cover Crop In 60-Inch Corn, Soil Building And Game Hunting

    In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Sixth-generation farmer Ray McCormick about his diverse operation. Listen in as Ray talks about growing non-GMO corn and why he plants it late, how he uses annual ryegrass in flood-prone areas, using cover crops in food plots for deer and waterfowl, keeping his landlords happy, how Roundup has been instrumental in conservation efforts and much more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rattan Lal On The Role Of Soil In Conservation Agriculture

    Rattan Lal On The Role Of Soil In Conservation Agriculture

    For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Pivot Bio, we caught up with soil scientist Rattan Lal and talked about how he came to focus on carbon instead of synthetic inputs, the connection between the health of the soil and human vitality, how carbon affects the soil’s ability to hold onto nutrients and water, the 5 components of conservation agriculture, optimizing production instead of maximizing production and much more!

    • 45 min
    Taking A Systems Approach To No-Till With Paul Jasa

    Taking A Systems Approach To No-Till With Paul Jasa

    In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Ag engineer Paul Jasa with the University of Nebraska about his many years studying no-till.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Biological Farming With Gary Zimmer

    Biological Farming With Gary Zimmer

    For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by FR8STAR, we met up with Gary Zimmer, also known as the “father” of biological farming, on the Taliesin grounds where he talked about his system of biological farming.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

RyegateWill ,

Inspiring, Practical, Full-Scope

I find these podcasts of No-Till Farmer exceptional in content & inspiration to advance: farming as a viable & dignified livelihood; the stewardship of natural resources; and develop an agricultural & food system truly healthy for all parties. There’s science & economic realities, farmer testimonies of multi-year or multi-decades experiences & wisdom, with a broad spectrum of techniques, approaches, challenges, & perspectives. I am in Vermont (USA) where dairy & livestock have dominated farming for nearly 200 yrs, with short growing season, low per capita incomes, & now a diminishing dairy farmer population with huge environmental & economic pressures. Where regulatory & Extension influence has been strong there is growing adoption of no-till & cover cropping in silage corn, but most is still post-harvest ‘winter rye’, which is too late planted for fall-winter nutrient sequestration. Showing farmers both economic benefits & techniques for better cover crop & no-till management is serious challenge. No-Till Farmer keeps me enthusiastic. Please do a series focusing on N NY & N New England to highlight successes & to help us ‘tool-up’ for more rapid adoption before we lose more of our farmers & our farming culture forever!

Lyagard101 ,

Love this podcast

Hey, I love this podcast. So glad to hear you will have a second season. This is the first year of my farm, its no-till and I wish I had listened to all the episodes last year so I would have a better strategy for getting rid of all of my perriennal weeds. Every epsidoe I learn something new, especially loved the one with Karl Hammer. Keep it up and thanks for making it.

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Very informative
Especially when Neil Kinsey talks agronomics

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