"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.

Thank you to all our sponsors and attendees.  We could not do it without you!

Other Resources

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South Dakota's Soil Health Challenge:


UpComing Events
2019 Events Dates:

Dakota Lakes Research Farm Summer Tour; June 27, 2019 at 3 PM.
Videos from the SD No Till Acssociation's 2019 Events
Ray Ward Video
Dwayne Beck Video
Doug Landblom Video
Cody Zilverberg Video
Regenerative Agriculture 1 by Kris Nichols
Regenerative Agriculture 2 by Kris Nichols
Cover Crop Nutrient Cycling" by Anthony Bly
Farm Panel, Craig Stehy & Kurt Stiefvater
Cover Crop Management by Lee Briese

For more information call 773-8122 or email:

ruth.beck@sdstate.edu or



South Dakota Wheat Commission
Farm Credit Services of America
Agtegra Cooperative
Ascend Ag
Dakota Mill & Grain
Mustang Seeds
Crop Tech, Inc.
Prairie State Seeds
Next Level Ag, LLC.
Millborn Seeds
LaCrosse Seed
Warne Chemical
Farmers Alliance-CHS Mitchell
First Dakota National Bank
C & B Operations, Davison County Implement
SD Soybean Processors
Ducks Unlimited
Grossenburg Implement
South Dakota Soil Health Coalition
Central & 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

 PO Box 2   ·    Pierre, SD  57501

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