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ZoneNinja, The Newest Innovation From the Creators of the SoilWarrior

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS), the creator of the SoilWarrior, announces the launch of the all new ZoneNinjaTM, a dual-purpose tool that can freshen zones one day and convert to side-dress the next - the ultimate combination in one piece of proven, field-tested equipment. It features the new ZoneFreshenerTM row units mounted on a new 3-point toolbar.

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Precision Ag Internship - Gavin Held

On September 27, 2017 Leave a comment

At the beginning of summer, we met Gavin Held, a rising senior at South Dakota State University pursing an Ag Systems Technologies degree with a Precision Agriculture minor.

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Engineering Internship Experience-Thaddeus Stasney

On September 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Thaddeus Stasney dedicated his summer to Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) Engineering Department. During his time at ETS he gained knowledge and experiences that will help him in his future engineering profession upon graduation in spring of 2018 from St. Cloud State University. Learn more about his internship experience through the following Q&A.

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ETS Partners with Raven to Offer New Rate Controller

The SoilWarrior ISOBUS Control Module Powered by Raven

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) launches a new precision agriculture product in partnership with Raven Industries, headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD. The new SoilWarrior ISOBUS Control Module powered by Raven, the next generation in precision application rate control, allows farmers to easily connect any brand of tractor with their SoilWarrior strip-tillage and nutrient application system.

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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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