Jimmy Emmons, a 3rd generation Oklahoma farmer, describes the benefits of no-till farming combined with a soil health program. Jimmy explains how no-till farming uses less water, fits within the natural water cycle and reduces nutrient run-off and soil loss. You will be amazed as Jimmy explains the results of his conversion of his farmland to the no-till method with soil healthy practices.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Jimmy’s background and why he switched to no till farming
- The natural water cycle on the prairie
- Why cover crops are an important piece of the ag water puzzle
- Why and how traditional farming method practitioners view cover crops
- How yields are impacted by the conversion to no till farming and soil health practices
- How farm equipment manufacturers are reacting to the increased use of no till farming
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- Jimmy’s bio on the No-till on the Plains website, including a short video on his farming practices
- No-till on the Plains website
- YouTube video of Jimmy’s presentation entitled Improving Water Retention with Cover Crops
- The New York Times article that turned me on to no-till farming
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