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23 Years of Award-Winning NCGA Yields

From Oakes, ND, the Quandt family has had award-winning entries in the NCGA yield contest since 1993. One secret to their recent success is strip-tillage. The farm began strip-tilling in 2001 and transitioned 95% of the farm to strip-tillage seven years ago. They have used the SoilWarrior® zone tillage and nutrient management system on their farm for the past five years.

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ETS Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator

On December 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is proud to welcome Kristin Krell to its sales and marketing team as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator. In this role, she will assist the Marketing Director with implementing the company’s comprehensive marketing strategy, which includes managing social media accounts, maintaining promotional materials and planning meetings and tradeshows. 

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ETS Hires Agronomist & Sales Manager

On November 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is proud to expand the business into a key strip-tillage market. Eric Moore is the new Company Agronomist and Regional Sales Manager for Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska. In this role, Moore serves as the primary agronomic resource for the ETS sales team and is responsible for direct sales of SoilWarrior® zone tillage equipment to innovative farmers. He also manages exclusive dealer locations in his sales area.

Moore is a former Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer where he managed a sales territory on the Front Range of Colorado and provided product, agronomy and sales training for his team. He held two other roles at Pioneer that contributed to his sales and agronomy experience – Sales Effectiveness Manager and Area Agronomist. His background also includes providing full service crop consulting as the owner and operator of an independent agronomy firm. Moore has a bachelor’s degree in crop science from Fort Hays State University.  

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Ag Ventures Alliance Invests in Environmental Tillage Systems

On November 07, 2016 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) welcomes Ag Ventures Alliance (AgVA) as a new investor in the leading manufacturer of conservation tillage and nutrient management equipment. ETS zone tillageTM with the SoilWarrior® offers the advantage of minimum tillage while strategically placing nutrients in the root zone. This investment offers both economic benefits and opportunities for AgVA members to enhance soil productivity on their own farms.

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Engineering Internship Experience - Scott Duban

On September 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Meet Scott Duban, 2016 Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) Engineering Intern. A senior at South Dakota State University majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology, Scott spent his summer gaining hands-on agricultural engineering experience through a variety of projects that positively impacted our business. Learn more about his internship experience through the following Q&A.

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ETS Welcomes Mike Eaton to Sales Team

On September 26, 2016 Leave a comment


Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is proud to welcome Mike Eaton to its sales team as the Regional Sales Manager for its Northeastern region. In this role, Mike will be responsible for direct sales of SoilWarrior® zone tillage equipment to innovative farmers.

Eaton has an extensive background in the agriculture industry including his former role as a Territory Development/Project Manager at Southwest Ag Partners where he helped launch the SoilWarrior Precision Ag Retailer (PAR) program. A graduate of St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Eaton is passionate about serving farmers. He is also a volunteer firefighter for the Kingsville Fire Department.

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Four Strategies to Improve Your Soil

The ETS team joined over 200 strip-till enthusiasts in Bloomington, IN at the beginning of August to share best practices for soil health at the National Strip-Till Conference. Of the many agronomists, consultants and farmers that presented at the conference, we are featuring four on our Defending the Land blog. Read on to learn about their strategies for improving soil.

The SoilWarrior with rolling coulters works well for Groholske; it rolls over rocks rather than pulling them to the surface.

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ETS Promotes Caitlin Keck to Marketing & Communications Director

On September 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) announced the promotion of Caitlin Keck to Marketing and Communications Director. She will have primary responsibility for the marketing and communications strategy for ETS and their line of SoilWarrior® zone tillage equipment.

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Top 3 Resources for Better Soil Management

On August 09, 2016 Leave a comment

The ETS team traveled the Midwest this summer to gather knowledge from leading experts on reducing soil erosion and improving soil health. From North Dakota to Iowa and Ohio, SoilWarrior customers, strip-tillage enthusiasts and farmers alike gathered to share best practices for sustainable land management while improving yield. Since we know you can’t be everywhere, we’re bringing three top resources for better soil management to you. We give an extra thanks to the universities and researchers that hosted us at their field days: Iowa State University, North Dakota State University, The Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota. We appreciate how hard they work to share soil health knowledge and insights with us.

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Spring Strip-Till Q & A with Mike Thede

With the hustle and bustle of spring tillage and planting behind us, we talked to a few of our SoilWarrior customers across the country to find out how things are shaping up in the field.

A 13-year strip-till farmer from Palmer, Nebraska, Mike Thede has been using a SoilWarrior on his corn and soybean operation for 6 years. He tells us about his fall tillage practices, his recent trial with cover crops, strip-till challenges unique to sandy soils, and his secrets to strip-tillage success.

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