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From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming [2nd Edition]


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Enjoy the newest edition of the must have book for anybody involved in agriculture. This stunning and unique collection of no-till stories, photographs, facts, and figures chronicles the history of no-till farming from the early years through today. This extraordinary hardbound book takes a decade-by-decade look at the world of no-till as seen through the eyes of those who observed the many changes in no-till since the first commercial U.S. plot in 1962. 

With its in-depth coverage and photographic appeal, the 2nd edition of From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming features:

  • 448-pages full of information every conservation tiller will have an interest in knowing
  • Updates to 20 chapters, including NEW charts and photos
  • 8 ALL-NEW chapters delving into additional historical discoveries and memories contributed for no-till’s 60th anniversary year in 2022
  • Personal stories of how no-till changed the lives of no-till farmers and their families
  • Hundreds of full color images, photographs and charts – some never before published
  • Top individuals who influenced no-till adoption and expansion
  • The evolution of no-till equipment and setups that were game-changers
  • Global trends in no-till and the future of no-till farming!
  • Foreword by John Young, son of the first commercial no-till farmer in the U.S

This book will sit proudly on any no-tiller’s coffee table. It also makes the perfect gift — and as a special bonus you can have gift copies personalized by Frank Lessiter at no additional cost.

Here's what readers are saying:

“This book has intrigue, conspiracies, spies, strong-arm tactics and other shenanigans amid the search for the truth about no-till.” — Jeff Bowman, Titan Machinery, West Fargo, N.D.

“History is important as a frame of reference for all past events. This book shows the history that was the basis for the ‘no-till culture.’ It creates a sense of belonging that is greater than any one operation, but together can make impactful improvements. These farming practices not only improve each individual operation, but the industry as a whole.” — Jason Erfling, Hermann, Mo.

“It’s exciting to see where we started compared to where we are now. This new ‘knowledge’ is also attracting younger men and women into agriculture because of the excitement. We owe No-Till Farmer a great deal for bringing no-till to us.” — Jim Mennen, Frankfort, Ind.

“It’s such a fascinating look at the beginnings of no-till to what it is today. It’s renewed my vigor in no-tilling and prompted me to try more ideas out instead of staying in a rut of the same old, same old.” — Carl Zimmerman, Earlville, Ill.

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