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As farmers start their transition into strip-till, there are inevitably unexpected challenges and benefits.

This was the case for Nickerson, Neb., farmers Kirk Brand and Brent Willnerd, who adopted strip-till a little more than 4 years ago on their combined operation.

Through experimentation, strip-tilling corn and soybeans, along with incorporation of cover crops, they’ve applied knowledge from some early lessons learned and continue to refine their system.

In today’s Strip-Till Farmer podcast brought to you by Dawn Equipment, we share excerpts from the conversation we had with Kirk and Brent on their farm about the scope of their strip-till operation and some examples of both the progress and pain points they’ve encountered early on in their strip-till journey.







The Strip-Till Farmer podcast is brought to you by Dawn Equipment.

Dawn Equipment Company is a family owned business located in Sycamore, Ill., founded more than 20 years ago to produce and market high-quality, American-made tillage equipment to meet the needs of today's farmers.

Dawn products maximize efficiency for no-till or strip-till applications. At Dawn, we pride ourselves in the fact that equipment dealers and their customers can speak directly to knowledgeable salesmen and engineers with direct field experience. 

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