RA – Episode #77: Rick Clark

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 

Posted by / November 24, 2021