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.
Conservation And Innovation With NRCS Chief, Terry Cosby
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.
Benefitting From Long-Term No-Till With Jerry Grigar, Part 1
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.
Terminating Covers the Right Way
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.
Barry Fisher on Promoting No-Till and Covers with the NRCS
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 field days and has tested a wide variety of no-till equipment options to demonstrate no-till best practices.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Fisher about his lengthy career and the changes in no-till equipment and strategies he’s witnessed over the years. Join in as Fisher talks about why aerial seeding cover crops in ridge-till fields was successful, the equipment upgrades that made the biggest impact on-till success, how learning to manage the microenvironment around the seed made a big difference for corn-on-corn systems, how no-tillers can adopt organic practices by getting the soil to function at a higher level and much more.
Adapting Equipment, Rotation For An Organic Farm System
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.
Can Long-Time No-Tillers Get in on the Carbon Marketplace
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 atmosphere.
But adding carbon incentive payments to your bank account may be easier said than done. There appear to be a number of roadblocks to getting on the carbon sequestration bandwagon, especially when it comes to being paid for having no-tilled for a number of years.
Today’s spring 2021 episode of our “No-Till Influencers and Innovators” podcast will zero in on whether veteran no-tillers can qualify for carbon payments.
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!
I’m sad to hear your guest mention using round up. Monsanto—so helpful? I think not. —Not to our environment, our food, nor our future.
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.