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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: No-Till, Along with Longer Rotations, Makes for Great Grazing and Improving Soils

A balance of cash crops and forage mixes used for intensive grazing helps keep Plum Thicket Farms moving in the right direction.


Pictured Above: Plum Thicket Farms includes (l-r) Patrick Petersen, (hired hand) Jess Rodman and Rex and Nancy Petersen

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NAME: Patrick Petersen

FARM: Plum Thicket Farms

LOCATION: Gordon, Neb.

YEARS NO-TILLING: 14 years

ACRES: 2,300

CROPS: Wheat, soybeans, corn, sunflowers, barley, spring wheat, oat and pea hay, milo and forage cover crops

We weren’t farmers when my family moved to northwest Nebraska in 1995. I grew up in the mountains of Colorado with…

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Martha Mintz

Since 2011, Martha has authored the highly popular “What I’ve Learned About No-Till” series that has appeared in every issue of No-Till Farmer since August of 2002.


Growing up on a cattle ranch in southeastern Montana, Martha is a talented ag writer and photographer who lives with her family in Billings, Montana.

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