Rick Clark is a fifth-generation farmer from Warren County, Indiana. Driven by a desire to work alongside mother nature, Rick has been implementing regenerative practices on his farm for almost a decade. Rick’s commitment to soil health has allowed him to grow his operation to 7000 organic, no-till acres, in part by employing a variety of cover cropping and weed control techniques.
In their conversation, Rick and John Kempf discuss:
Rick’s journey to a fully organic operation Conventional agriculture’s “dependency on chemistry” and the best practices for conventional burn down Rick’s humbling experiences experimenting with cover crops in the early days How planting multiple cash crops together could be the future of agriculture Handling foxtail and other difficult weeds through regenerative practices The power of diversity and rotation in a no-tillage system Rick’s take on farm economics and how he is saving almost $1.7 million a year in inputs