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The Easiest Way to Switch to Strip-Till

The word change can be scary. Change in the farming community can often cause sleepless nights and great stress. Making adjustments to your farming operation takes months of careful consideration and research. After all, the average farmer only has the opportunity to plant and harvest a crop fifty times during their lifetime. One wrong decision could impact an operation for years to come.

Switching to strip-till can be one of those mindful changes. Many farmers view switching to strip-till as a lifestyle change. It may mean investing in a new guidance system, managing equipment differently, understanding a new way to apply fertilizer, and learning how to run a different type of equipment.

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Spencer Grimm, ETS Design Engineer

ETS welcomes Spencer Grimm to the engineering department. In his role as a design engineer Spencer will continue to ensure the integrity of ETS products along with contributing to new product design.  

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Meet the 2017 Interns

Environmental Tillage System (ETS) is thrilled to have not one but two summer interns. Summer internships are an opportunity to for young people to gain hands-on experience in their field of study. ETS understands the importance of providing a valuable experience for interns.  

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ETS Welcomes Andrew Geraets, Service Technician

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is eager to have Andrew Geraets a part of the team as a Service Technician. Andrew will be supporting SoilWarrior clients in his home state of South Dakota and the surrounding states. Excellent customer service is priority for ETS, and Andrew will do a great job of putting our customers first. 

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SoilWarrior Academy: Beyond the Zone

SoilWarrior owners know that strip-tillage is a great way to cut production costs, be more efficient with time and nutrient placement, along with building soil health. The journey to developing the right strip-till system for your farm can take a few seasons of experimentation, practice, and persistence.

We invite all SoilWarrior owners to get SoilWarrior® Certified at the all new SoilWarrior Academy on Tuesday, August 2 at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA. This year’s theme is Beyond the Zone. The training is aimed to help operators better understand their SoilWarrior system for more confident field operations and greater soil health.  Sessions will be led by the SoilWarrior experts at Environmental Tillage Systems.

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Boost Your Strip-Till Practices: Don't Miss This Event

 The 2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held August 3rd and 4th in Omaha, NE. Now in its 4th year, the conference has become the premier learning and networking event in the U.S. for forward-thinking farmers. This year’s conference will include 7 general sessions, 12 strip-till classrooms, and 26 roundtable discussions along with unlimited networking with fellow strip-till enthusiasts. According to National Strip-Tillage Conference Attendee Surveys (2014, 2015 and 2016) 95.2% of Strip-Tillage Conference attendees would recommend attending.

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5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference

On April 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Strip-tillage is a great way to cut production costs, be more efficient with time and nutrient placement, and build soil health. But the journey to developing the right strip-till system for your farm can take years of experimentation, practice, and determination. The National Strip-Tillage Conference is a great way to make that learning curve more manageable.

Now in its fourth year, the National Strip-Tillage Conference has become the premier learning and networking event in the U.S. for forward-thinking farmers. This year it will be taking place August 3-4, 2017 at the La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in Omaha, Nebraska. If you’re already practicing strip-tillage or considering it in the future, you'll want to be there!

Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why you should register today!


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Huron Tractor Now Offering SoilWarrior

On April 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) announces that Huron Tractor Ltd. will now be selling and supporting the SoilWarrior® brand in the province of Ontario, Canada. Based out of Exeter, Huron Tractor will sell SoilWarrior® zone tillage and nutrient application equipment throughout their sales territory. This new partnership allows ETS to expand their sales efforts and reach a growing strip-tillage market.

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Moldboard Misery

On April 11, 2017 Leave a comment

This is the story of how a moldboard plow dramatically changed the soil properties of a field, which was previously managed with years of minimal tillage and cover crops along with one year of strip-till with the SoilWarrior®.  

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ETS Welcomes New Service Technician, Greg Nielsen

On March 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Greg Nielsen has joined the team at Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) as a Service Technician. In this role, he will continue to grow the company’s reputation for excellent customer service by supporting SoilWarrior clients primarily in the Upper Midwest.

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