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Ray McCormick Named Lessiter Ag Media’s 2024 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow

Initiative aims to broaden the practical understanding of how growers can find economic and sustainability success through Conservation Ag practices

Brookfield, Wis - Lessiter Media (parent company of Farm Equipment and Precision farming Dealer magazine) has selected Ray McCormick of Vincennes, Ind., as its 2024 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow. Launched in 2022 to mark the start of No-Till Farmer's second 50 years, the annual Conservation Ag Operator Fellowship program visits a leading no-till farmer throughout the year and shares the real-time decision-making and solutions needed to make no-till and conservation ag practices work in real-world conditions. 

“It's a great honor to be selected to be the 2024 Fellow,” McCormick said. “Anything I can do today to further the cause of no-till, cover crops, conservation practices and sustainability will help agriculture have a brighter future for the next generation using the resources of this great country.”

Lessiter Media editors and industry advisors selected McCormick due to his extensive experience with no-till and innovative approach to implementing a diverse spectrum of conservation practices. McCormick is a 2010 No-Till Innovator Award recipient, was honored as a No-Till Living Legend in 2011 and is a frequent National No-Tillage Conference speaker. He has been no-tilling his 3,200-acre operation for more than 30 years.

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