(Left to Right) Asavapat Asavapongsopon, Nuanlaong Srichumpon and former Strip-Till Farmer managing editor Jack Zemlicka at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference
Two Thai farmers traveled across the world to learn more about the conservation tillage practices in use in North America and put their newfound knowledge to use back at home.
Asavapat Asavapongsopon and his cousin, Nuanlaong Srichumpon, attended the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference in Iowa City, Iowa, approximately 8,500 miles from their home in Bangkok, Thailand.
At the time, farmers in their area of Thailand weren’t using strip-till, no-till or cover crops. Asavapongsopon and Srichumpon came to the conference to meet and talk with farmers and researchers about the machines, technology and conservation methods in place on North American farms.
“The adoption of some of America’s conservation tillage practices will help our farmers find new ways to reduce tillage, labor, erosion and other costs,” Asavapongsopon says.