South Dakota No Till Association Pre-Registration Deadline is Today


Today (February 4, 2022) is the pre-registration deadline for the South Dakota No Till Association’s annual soil health/no-till educational event to be held next week (February 10) in Mitchell.

Organizer Ruth Beck says the meeting was popular with agricultural producers and industry members. She says the Mitchell Soil Health day begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. CST at the Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way). The program runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The list of speakers includes:

  • South Dakota climatologist Laura Edwards. She will share the current weather outlook and discuss trends for the North Central United States.

  • Dr. Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension Weed Specialist. He will share his perspective on the “War on Weeds” with a focus on no-till practices.

  • Dr. Mike Lehman, soil microbiologist at USDA-ARS in Brookings, will share current research findings and shed light on how soil microbes respond to management practices.

  • Pete Johnson of in Ontario, Canada. He spent 30 years with the extension service in Ontario before starting his own consulting business. He hails from a corn-soya region and has worked with farmers to incorporate diversity and soil conservation practices into their operations. He is a farmer himself and uses the practices he talks about on his own farm.

The day includes lunch and a trade fair.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is appreciated in order to have an accurate meal count. Please include the name of each participant. To pre-register, people can:

Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Heidi Rients at 605-530-5390 or email [email protected]v by 5:00 p.m. CST today.

Crop Advisory Credits (CCA) will be available.

All presentations will be available for viewing online at at a later date, for those unable to attend in person.

These events are made possible through the generous sponsorship of many local businesses and the USDA-NRCS. More information and a list of sponsors are available online at


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