Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka

Jack Zemlicka was the Managing Editor for Strip-Till Farmer. Since he joined Lessiter Publications' Ag Division in 2012, he has covered precision farming practices, products and trends. He also served as managing editor of Precision Farming Dealer, and technology editor of Farm Equipment and No-Till Farmer.

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Redefining the Dollars & Sense Approach to Strip-Tilling of the Future

From on- and off-farm revenue diversification, equipment sharing and a renewed reliance on data-driven decision making, the next generation operation will require an entrepreneurial mentality.
When it comes to the evolution of farming, it’s been said that the pace of change has never been so fast and change will never be this slow again. The pairing of the rapid advancement of ag technology with the generational goals of growers is creating economic opportunities along with transitional challenges.
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Jon Stevens

Capitalizing on Cover Crops, Cattle and a Commitment to Soil Health Principles

A combination of strip-till, no-till and a long-term economic strategy for rejuvenating soil biology puts Rock Creek, Minn., farmer Jon Stevens on the path to profitability.
After adopting strip-till as a part of his soil health improvement strategy in 2015, Rock Creek, Minn., farmer Jon Stevens has worked to incorporate cover crops and cattle to bolster productivity on the family’s 700-acre operation.
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Combining Experience with Experimentation for a Progressive, Profitable Strip-Till System

Proving the practices they put to work on a diverse strip-till operation requires a willingness to try — and sometimes fail — but always learn for Megan and Eric Wallendal.
The phrase “change is constant” is an appropriate one to summarize the ever-evolving strip-till operation that Megan Wallendal and her husband, Eric, manage at Alsum Farms, in Grand Marsh, Wis.
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Smarter Cropping Solutions for Your Strip-Till System

Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Sensing and real-time data collection are emerging tools being put to work on progressive farm operations and John Nowatzki, ag engineering professor at North Dakota State University will share results from ongoing research on creating a “smart farm” at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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What Strip-Tillers Need to Know to Maximize Nitrogen Advisory Tools

Making the most of your nitrogen investment is critical along with knowing how transformation, loss processes and the crop demand curve impact yield. Brad Carlson, extension educator with the University of Minnesota, will deliver recent research to assist farmers with understanding for selecting the right N tools to suit their nutrient management needs at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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