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Cooperatives See the Future with the SoilWarrior

"Cooperatives-See the Future" is the 2018 Co-op Month theme, and Environmental Tillage Systems (ETS) is proud to partner with six different co-ops. The SoilWarrior covers more than 60,000 acres, bringing the future to their patron’s farms with the use of the SoilWarrior, the only complete precision strip tillage system.

October is national Co-op month and has been since 1964. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Coop+Month+Social_201816Minnesota governor, proclaimed October as Co-op Month. There are more than 40,000 cooperative businesses in the United States with 350 million members (many people belong to more than one co-op). These cooperatives generate $514 billion in revenue and more than $25 billion in wages, according to a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, with support from USDA Rural Development.

Co-ops offering strip-tillage with the SoilWarrior confidently know that it will boost soil health and minimize erosion, while blending nutrients and crop residue in the tilled zone for every customer. The SoilWarrior also utilizes guidance and variable rate technology to place the right amount of nutrients in the soil for an optimal seed bed.

Environmental Tillage Systems is continuing its efforts to partner with ag retailers who place an emphasis on precision nutrient placement and getting the best return on investment for their patrons. ETS has developed a retailer specific program, Precision Ag Retailers (PAR), which is designed for the innovative ag retailer looking to differentiate themselves from their competition by offering custom strip till as a part of their services. Ag retailers are a key source of knowledge and support regarding fertility and innovative technologies.

“The Precision Ag Retail program provides cooperatives a complete strip-till system. This Co-op2018is an opportunity for many producers to try the system on their farm as they explore progressive ways to farm into the future. The program also gives the cooperatives an avenue to provide an alternative nutrient application method to its list of services.” – Tanner Schuldt ETS Service Manager

The six retailers that ETS has partnered with are actively driving adoption of strip-till and precision nutrient placement all while being good stewards of the land. Contact Environmental Tillage Systems if you would like to see your local coop
offer strip-till with the SoilWarrior.