About the Farm:
Tom Novak and his sons Jon, Jeff & Austin Novak, have a 370-acre dairy, beef, and cash grain farm near Highland.
They have been no-tilling for the past several years and just purchased a no-till drill that they are prepared to rent to neighbor farmers and will use on their own farm. They will continue to use a no-till drill to plant their crops, committing to plant all 350 acres using a no-till drill in 2022.
In 2022 the Novak's also plan to plant a more complex mix for cover crops on 10 acres, and roller-crimp it down before planting corn next spring. They also will experiment with early season cover crop seeding on 22 acres next spring.