Jason Mauck

Dwayne Beck
Dakota Lakes Research Farm, Pierre, S.D.

'Healing the Patient’ with Dynamic No-Till Systems

While no-till practices have stopped the bleeding, Dwayne Beck argues that farmers have not “healed the patient yet” and there’s more to be done to save the life and heartbeat of agriculture. He says that involves not trying to raise the most crops as cheaply as possible and shipping all of the nutrients out to other places after harvest. The farm manager at Dakota Lakes Research Farm in Pierre, S.D., will share what steps no-tillers can take to transition their operations from linear, regressive systems and build regenerative practices to protect water, nutrients and energy and keep their farms productive for decades to come.