By Mark Watson
Resources Conservationist 

No Till Notes: 'Enjoyable day'


Last Friday I was invited to Alton Lerwick’s farm.  Alton works with his sons, Grant and Dean, on their no till crop production farm and ranch.  They integrate cattle into their farming operation with the use of forage crops as part of their cropping rotation.

Alton and I share a similar educational background having both graduated from the University of Nebraska with degrees in agronomy.  Alton had invited Dr. Gary Peterson to tour his farm.  Dr. Peterson taught Alton and I soil science classes.

Along with Dr. Peterson, Dr. Joe Brummer, a Colorado State University range and grazing s...

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