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What a joy, we're so happy to bring you this conversation with Cheyenne Sundance of Sundance Harvest in Toronto, Canada. She and Jesse talk about constructed raised bed greenhouse production/growing, expanding to 1.5 acres, collaborating on Winter CSA, being real about you and your farm (it ain't all salad greens), being accessible as an urban farm…
 
The Farm Spreadsheet Master, Dan Brisebois of Tourne Sol Cooperative Farm, joins me on the show today to talk about one of the most underutilized tools on small farms (hint, it's spreadsheets), how to apply it to a seed growing enterprise, setting limits to improve prioritization and quality of life, and an exciting new endeavor he'll be bringing t…
 
Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.…
 
Harper Kaufman of Two Roots Farm in Basalt Colorado joins the show to talk about employee management, farming in an extreme altitude, having a farm store take the CSA overflow (for a very respectable revenue) and more! Folks who make the show possible... RIMOL Greenhouses quality greenhouses and high-tunnels. Growing for Market monthly publication …
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, associate editor Sarah Hill caught up with John Wallace, Penn State University assistant professor of weed science, to discuss his thoughts on how best to get covers established in row crops. He explains how available equipment, herbicide programs and fertility management affect interseeding decisions.…
 
Little somethin' different for you this week. Instead of taking the holiday off the podcast, I moderated two separate talks at the EFAO 2021 conference and they offered to let us share them on the feed. The first session is on large scale no-till featuring Ken Laing, former podcast guest Dan Oostenbrink, and Theo Germain-Trudeau and here is where y…
 
In September of 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding, and adoption, of no-till agriculture. Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State University and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist, collaborated on a detailed process to complete…
 
Mason Kuehn joins the show to discuss his small urban farm set up in Winter Park, Florida. Because his farm is in multiple locations (on various lawns), we discuss a lot of the logistics involved from harvest to spreading compost and beyond. Follow Winter Park Urban Farm on Instagram and wherever else you follow farmers. Folks who make the show pos…
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Mitchell Hora on the sidelines of the Big Soil Health Event in Riverside, Iowa and spoke with him about, getting named to the list, the potential for regenerative agriculture, his company’s web-based application TopSoil, and more.By No-Till Farmer
 
Seventeen year old Dawson Mehalko of Jubilant Fields Farm joins the show to talk about his small farm in Texas. About managing the heat with greens, soil management, irrigation, compost, and more! Folks who make the show possible... RIMOL Greenhouses quality greenhouses and high-tunnels. Growing for Market monthly publication about the business of …
 
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Frank Lessiter talks with Paul Schaffert, founder of Schaffert Manufacturing Company in Indianola, Neb. about his early successes in no-till, how innovation continues, how he transitioned from farming to manufacturing, and more.By No-Till Farmer
 
Nazirahk Amen of Purple Mountain Organics is BACK on the show to talk about how he saw the crack epidemic impact farming and food sovereignty in Black communities in the South, some of lesser known histories of how African Americans and shaped the food system, connects soil mineralization with human nutrition, and shares some more technical aspects…
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with No-tiller Rick Clark to hear about many of the ways his operation and mindset have had to change in order to succeed with the transition. He explains his 70/30 theory on weed suppression, how learning to crimp cereal rye was a lightbulb moment that really pushed his practices forward, and how he ca…
 
Jeremy Mueller of Commplace Farm--formerly of Excelsior Farm--in Oregon joins the show to talk transitioning farms, scaling up from a market garden to a 10+ acres of not-so-small salad greens farm, mechanization, systems, wholesale head lettuce vs salad production, misadventures with a flail mower collector, and more. Mentioned in the show... Jesse…
 
This week Gerry Ross of Kupa'a Farms joins the show from the dry side of Maui, who knew?, to talk about tropical farming in an arid climate, growing mulch, 14+ years straight of CSA, boosting organic matter, GINGER, and a whole lot else. Really fascinating conversation, really fascinating farm. Enjoy. Folks who make the show possible... RIMOL Green…
 
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, Frank Lessiter talks with Lloyd Murdock, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky about his early lessons from no-till, how soil changes over the decades after tillage stops, an experiment that took years to take off, and more.…
 
"What if I told you, you could make $10,000 in three days?" Richard Wiswall of Cate Farm, Vermont and author of The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook joins Jesse to make the case for paying as much attention to the business of farming as we do the growing. He talks about having a cooperative mindset, the hidden costs of direct marketing, dropping …
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Hickory, North Carolina, no-tiller Russell Hedrick to hear about his latest venture, a mobile grain milling operation he launched alongside partners Liz Haney and Sarah Varble called Regen Mills. Join in to hear how the trio sees this as a way to return more profit to farmers, how this new approach…
 
Mimi Casteel of Hopewell Wine in Salem, Oregon and Farmer Jesse talk about the place and potential of no-till and cover-crops in viticulture, how her practices have evolved over the years, remineralization, foliar micro-nutrient applications, how truly healthy plants make great wine, the broader societal implications of regenerative viticulture, an…
 
Hayden O'Donnell of Goodie Farm in Cherry Valley, California joins the show to talk about being a first generation farmer, expanding land under cultivation and diversifying crops, running a farm store, integrating animals, pricing food and more. Check out their Farmsite and follow them on Instagram. Folks who make the show possible... RIMOL Greenho…
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Paul Mikesell, founder and CEO of Carbon Robotics, a new company that is tackling weed control with a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and lasers. This past year, in 2021, the company released its first production units of a machine called the LaserWeeder, which has the potential to elim…
 
Got a little mid-week something for you listeners. JM and the Growers and Co team are launching the third edition of their magazine today! Not only do they make amazing farm tools and gear, they publish a beautiful magazine about small-scale growers and how they're changing the world for the better. AND, they put together a podcast to highlight som…
 
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, we’re sitting in on a presentation by Ray Weil, Soil Scientist at the University of Maryland to discuss his research. He explains how cover crops influence nutrient profiles, optimal planting dates for cover crops and how well different kind…
 
Ag consultant and podcaster Graeme Sait joins Jesse Frost to talk nutrient density, using refractometers, the microbiometer, and other field tools and lab tests, nutrient interactions, biostimulants, foliar applications, deep compost, and So. Much. More! Mentioned in the show... Nutrition Farming, one of our favorite farming podcasts Nutri-Tech Sol…
 
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, Tim Brannon, former Allis-Chalmers territory manager and current president of B&G Equipment, Paris, Tenn., talks with Frank Lessiter about the early days of Allis-Chalmers and shares some memorable stories from the road as he introduced no-till planters to growers around the wo…
 
Robin and Peter of Transition Farm in Victoria, Australia join Mikey Densham to chat about seed production in the market garden, the importance of biodiversity, photosynthesis, biodynamics, and more! Mentioned in the show... Transition Farm Online Seed Shop Culinary Breeding Network (US) CBN on Collaborative Farming Podcast Special thanks to our sp…
 
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Anthony Bly, Soils Field Specialist with South Dakota State University Extension, who was a presenter at the event. In an interview with associate editor Sarah Hill, Anthony discusses the interconnected relationship between water and soil, how cover crops fit into profitable cropping systems, the i…
 
Introducing SEASON 2 of the WINTER GROWERS PODCAST with Clara Coleman of Four Season Farm. Subscribe to the Winter Growers podcast feed for the rest of the season wherever you listen to yours. Vera Fabian and Gordon Jenkins of Ten Mothers Farm in Cedar Grove, NC join host Clara Coleman to talk about bringing together their experiences from very dif…
 
Listen to no-tiller & philanthropist Howard G. Buffet's keynote presentation at the 2010 National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. At the time of his presentation, Buffett (son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett) had been no-tilling since 1992 on 16,000 acres in Illinois and Nebraska as well as another 6,000-plus acres in South Africa…
 
Rod Bruin joins Mikey Densham to chat about 40+ years of farming in the sub-tropics, managing consistently heavy rainfall and wind, an innovative compost spreader, and more. Check out Summit Organics farmsite and follow them on Instagram. Mentioned in the show... Check out this amazing ariel of the Summit Organics Special thanks to our sponsors Cur…
 
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