The Cleanest Line
Andrew O’Reilly

Andrew O’Reilly

Andrew O’Reilly is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Outside, ESPN The Magazine, Rock and Ice and other publications. When he’s not busy behind pounding away on a keyboard, he’s skiing or mountain biking in California’s Eastern Sierras.


Fifth-generation Nebraskan farmer Del Ficke converted his operation to no till in 1986. A year later, every farm within 10 miles followed suit. Courtesy Del Ficke

Don’t Till on Me

Oct 17, 2019 October 17, 2019

Del Ficke is a soil junkie. “It’s like a drug the first time you feel real good soil,” he says. “You get it in your hands and can feel how good it is. You can smell it and taste it. You just want to take a big old hit of… Read More