2022 No-Till Innovators Dedicate Careers to Caring for Soil

South Dakota’s Dan Forgey, Soil Health Consultant Ray Archuleta, Yetter Farm Equipment & the Wisconsin-based Cedar Creek Farmers group advocate for no-till & soil health to improve their communities.

The two people, business and farm group that make up the 27th class of No-Till Innovators have spent their careers caring for the soil

Calmer Corn Heads

The No-Till Innovator Award program, sponsored by Calmer Corn Heads and No-Till Farmer, strives to honor farmers, researchers, businesses and service providers, and organizations for their contributions to the growth and success of no-till practices. Our expert selection committee (see sidebar on p. 36) evaluated nominees on their experience with no-till, advocacy and outreach efforts, innovations, community involvement and more.

After narrowing down the pool of nominees to a select group of finalists in each category, the judges determined the 2022 honorees are:

  • Dan Forgey — Crop Production (Gettysburg, S.D.)
  • Ray Archuleta  — Research & Education (Seymour, Mo.)
  • Yetter Farm Equipment — Business & Service (Colchester, Ill.)
  • Cedar Creek Farmers — Organization (Jackson, Wis.)    

Nominate Those Worthy  

The nomination process is already under way for the 28th class of No-Till Innovators, who will be recognized at the 32nd annual National No-Tillage Conference in the winter of 2024.

** The deadline for nominations for the 28th class of No-Till Innovators is Friday, June 23, 2023. There are four easy ways to submit a No-Till Innovator Award nomination:

  1. Submit your nomination form online here.
  2. Fax your completed nomination form to Michaela Paukner at (262) 786-5564.
  3. Email your completed nomination form to  mpaukner@lessitermedia.com.
  4. Mail your completed nomination form to: No-Till Innovator Awards, Attn: Michaela Paukner, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624.

NTIA Selection Committee

  • Jim Hershey
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