"It is natural for a soil to be covered with vegetation, and when the land is continually under the plow and only one crop is grown, an unnatural condition exists, and as a result there is a loss of fertility."
Quote by Harry Snyder, University of Minnesota Soil Scientist, 1900

The primary goal of the SDNTA is to improve agriculture in the state of SD by using and encouraging the utilization of diverse, low-disturbance, continuous no-till systems. These systems provide substantial agronomic, economic, and environmental benefits. The SDNTA focuses on developing networks among no-till producers; encourages research and demonstration projects focused on improving no-till farming practices; and disseminates educational information about no till farming practices.

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UpComing Events
2020 Events Dates:

  • No Till Event-Wall, SD January 14th at The Wall Community Center

  • Mitchell Soil Health Event-February 13th at the Highland Conference Center, Mitchell, SD

    For more information call 773-8122 or email:

    ruth.beck@sdstate.edu or



    South Dakota Wheat Commission
    Farm Credit Services of America
    Puris Foods
    Dakota Mill & Grain
    Green Thumb Commodities
    Prairie State Seeds
    Next Level Ag, LLC.
    Millborn Seeds
    LaCrosse Seed
    Hefty Seed
    Warne Chemical
    Farmers Alliance-CHS Mitchell
    First Dakota National Bank
    C & B Operations, Davison County Implement
    Environmental Tillage Systems
    Ducks Unlimited
    South Dakota Soil Health Coalition
    Central Electric & East River Electric Coop
    SD Corn
    Green Cover Seed
    Sanborn County CD
    Aurora County CD
    Davison County CD
    Hanson County CD
    SD No Till Association
    SDSU Extension

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