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Herndon in Christian County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

No-Tillage Farming

 
 
No-Tillage Farming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
1. No-Tillage Farming Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  First practice of no-tillage crop production in Ky. occurred on this farm in 1962. Harry and Laurence Young, of Christian Co., were among first in nation to experiment with no-tillage techniques, which use herbicides in providing seed bed in residue stubble. Conserves soil and water; saves time, labor, fuel, and often produces higher crop yields.
Presented by Du Pont Agricultural Chemicals Dept.

 
Erected 1985 by the Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1759.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 42.571′ N, 87° 35.735′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Kentucky, in Christian County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road (Kentucky Route 107) and Jago Thomas Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lafayette Road, Herndon KY 42236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this
South Young Road can be seen just over the top of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 12, 2018
2. South Young Road can be seen just over the top of the marker.
marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Vice President (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Post House (approx. 10.2 miles away in Tennessee); Bethel Meeting House (approx. 10.3 miles away in Tennessee); Trail of Tears Indian Camping Grounds (approx. 12 miles away); The Trail of Tears (approx. 12 miles away); Cherokee "Trail of Tears" (approx. 12.1 miles away); Whitepath and Fly Smith (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
Also see . . .  2012 article in the Southeast Farm Press on the 50th anniversary. Includes photo of the marker dedication in 1985. (Submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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