Kurt Stiefvater

Kurt Stiefvater, a Salem, S.D., farmer, stands in a soil pit on his field. He participated in a soil resiliency study pilot last year with SDSU. This type of soil testing will be talked about on Jan. 17 in Wall, S.D. 

South Dakota State University Extension will host the 2019 No-Till event, Integrating Livestock, Building Soil on Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wall Community Center, Grand Hall in Wall, S.D. 

The event is free. However, pre-registration is requested because a lunch will be served. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available. To register, contact Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist at 605-773-8120.

This event is hosted by SDSU Extension, the South Dakota No-Till Association and South Dakota Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The following topics will be covered during this one-day event:

Beef Cattle Grazing Synergy and Regenerative Agriculture for the Semi Arid Region of Western North Dakota – led by Doug Landblom, Animal Scientist, NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

Livestock Integration at The Dakota Lakes Research Farm – led by Cody Zilverberg, Adjunct Associate Professor with the Dept. of NRM, SDSU & Grazing Specialist at The Dakota Lakes Research Farm

Soils: Sampling, Tests, and Interpreting Results – led by Ray Ward, Ward Laboratories, Kearney, Neb.

Diversity, Intensity, Profitability – led by Dwayne Beck, SDSU, Manager Dakota Lakes Research Farm

Representatives from sponsor companies will be available during the day to visit with producers.