Lucas Wilgenburg comanager of Flint Dairy in Hanford

Lucas Wilgenburg, co-manager of Flint Dairy in Hanford.

Conservation tillage gospel for Dino Giacomazzi

Dino Giacomazzi, a Central Valley pioneer in conservation tillage, began adopting the practice 10 years ago.

Hanford dairy operator Dino Giacomazzi greets people at his website with the words “Saving the world one cowpie at a time!”

That’s an ambitious undertaking for a fellow who has been honored for his conservation achievements by receiving the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award.

But then so is conservation strip tillage.

That’s why farmers and others interested in the practice gathered at Giacomazzi’s dairy for the start of a tour du

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