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Naomi Mortensen

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5 Reasons to Attend the 2016 National Strip-Tillage Conference

On April 26, 2016 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 third 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, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. If you’re already practicing strip-tillage or considering it in the future, you’re going to want to be there.

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

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Caitlin Keck Joins ETS Sales & Marketing

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is proud to welcome Caitlin Keck to its sales and marketing team as the Marketing & Communications Assistant. In this role, she will assist the Marketing Director with implementing the company’s comprehensive marketing strategy, which includes managing social media platforms, coordinating trade shows and special events, and creating content.

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ETS Welcomes New Service Manager, Tanner J. Schuldt

On March 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Tanner J. Schuldt has joined the team at Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) as the Service Manager. In this role, he is responsible for continuing to grow the company’s reputation for excellent customer service, while ensuring ETS technicians have the training and support they need to keep SoilWarrior clients in the zone.

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How to Use NRCS Funds to Leverage Your Strip-Till Equipment Purchase

Farmer is just one of the many titles Minnesota farmer David Legvold has held throughout his lifetime. He’s also been a teacher, executive director of a non-profit watershed organization, a controller at his local John Deere dealer, and most recently the driver of the instrument semi for the orchestra and band at St. Olaf College.

This adventurous spirit that pushes him to think outside the box when it comes to farming. It’s the reason he purchased an 8-row SoilWarrior strip-till system in 2008 after he realized that his original thought  of running a diverse organic farm wasn’t working.  His disaggregated soils were washing and blowing away due to too much tillage. And the most environmentally-friendly way for him to manage soil and fertilizer for optimal yield was by tilling a 12-inch wide zone, leaving the rest of his field covered with crop residue to protect it from erosion.

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Cover Crops and Strip-Till: A Winning Combination for Soil Health

The more Iowa farmer Ben Pederson hears about the use of cover crops, the more convinced he is that it was the right addition to his current cropping practices. Already a strong advocate for strip-tillage, Pederson believes the use of cover crops in his cropping program was an obvious addition. In 2013 when heavy rains prevented him from putting in a crop, he turned to the use of cover crops to prevent erosion and depleted soil health. The positive advantage he saw from the cover crops led him to incorporate them the following year during a normal growing season.

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Strip-Till with SoilWarrior may Eliminate Soil Compaction

As Dr. Steven Carlson walked a strip-tilled field near his home in Albert Lea, MN this past summer, he noticed something missing: soil compaction. Penetrometer readings from the neighbor’s conventionally tilled field had measured compacted soil at 15 inches, but this field was consistently showing none.

It was also teeming with earthworms.

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Kelley Joins ETS Team as Design Engineer

On January 29, 2016 Leave a comment

We’re proud to announce that Henry Kelley has joined the ETS team as a Design Engineer. Kelley graduated from Iowa State University with a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in August. In his new role, he will support the Senior Engineer by conducting research and development to enhance existing SoilWarrior tillage systems and implement innovative ideas.

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Iowa Farmer Researches Economic Advantages of Strip-Till

Nathan Legler is a farmer who is not afraid to think differently. Where most people see problems, he sees opportunities to gain new experiences.

“I was taught that if I noticed something missing, I should look for a solution,” explains Legler who is the fifth generation on both sides of his family to farm in north central Iowa. Though he came from a small community, he certainly is not afraid to think big.

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New Zealand Ag Business Uses Strip-Till to Build Soil Health

Harvest is an opportunity to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. We have a lot to be grateful for at ETS. At the top of the list are our customers who are defending the land and leading the charge. Today we're in New Zealand with a business owner who is ready for planting...

While farmers in the U.S. and Canada are getting into the heat of harvest, at least one ETS customer on the other side of the world has planting on his mind. John Austin, Managing Director of John Austin Limited, and his team are about to head in to their eighth growing season since adopting strip-till in New Zealand.

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Brueland Joins Environmental Tillage Systems

On September 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Brent Brueland has joined the team at Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He will work with the sales and marketing staff to coordinate and implement strategies that will enhance the continued adoption of precision zone tillage with ETS’ flagship product - the SoilWarrior®.

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