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Forty Plus Years of No-Till and Cover Crop Success

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  Comments Off on Forty Plus Years of No-Till and Cover Crop Success

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be-our-matchThink no-till is a new deal? Well not to Jimmy Standefer. He planted his first no-till cover crop in 1967. It was a failure. It took a couple of years for him to get his Dad to let him try it again. But the second try was a huge success and after that there was no looking back.

In this video Jimmy shares his 40 plus years of experience with no-till cover cropping, covering all the benefits he’s seen from improved soils to reduced chemicals to a healthier bottom line. He also talks about his rotational grazing system and what he’s learned about the importance of clean water to the productivity of his stock.

There’s nothing like hearing this kind of experience from someone who’s tried new things and has decades of success behind him. Thanks to the NRCS in Tennessee for putting this together. Enjoy!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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