"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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This year the South Dakota No Till Association will be going virtual with our Wall No Till and Mitchell Soil Health Events. We have lined up some wonderful speakers. We hope you can take the time to enjoy their presentations online.

Speakers include Jerry Doan of Black Leg Ranch, ND, Dr. Abbey Wicks, NDSU Soil Health Extension Specialist, Stan Boltz, Regional Soil Health Specialist, NRCS-SD, Dr. Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager, Anthony Bly, SDSU Extension Soils Field Specialist. All presentations will be available at this website in Feb. 2021.

For more questions please contact Ruth Beck at ruth.beck@sdstate.edu;


For more information call 773-8122 or email:

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