"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.