To All Members of the PA No-Till Alliance:
Typically, this is the time of year where we all are entering spring planting season with all the excitement, energy and, yes, even optimism that a new season entails. These are things that are embedded in us as farmers. Even when we know there are the usual uncertainties and risks of markets, weather, unexpected pests and the like, we approach this season with great anticipation.
This year all that is tempered and compounded by all the additional uncertainties related to the unprecedented conditions imposed by COVID-19. Additional market uncertainty, supply chain uncertainty, labor force uncertainty, personal and family concerns…..the list goes on.
But even amidst all this, as farmers, we remain true to our mission of providing our friends, neighbors, country and world with a safe and abundant supply of food and fiber. Likewise, as members of the No-Till Alliance we remain true to our vision of “
Using no-till systems to improve our soil quality, productivity and profitability for future generations.”
This starts on each of our farms, but through the Alliance it extends to our mission
“To promote the successful application of no-till through shared ideas, experiences, education and new technology.”
So how does your No-Till Alliance do this?