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Conservation Tillage Workgroup

Established 1998

The purpose of the Conservation Tillage Workgroup is to 1) develop knowledge and exchange information on conservation tillage production systems, 2) coordinate related research and extension programs, 3) respond to needs for information on reduced tillage production alternatives, and 4) plan and conduct statewide and regional conferences, workshops and training demonstrations as well as produce UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) publications and internet materials that summarize research that the workgroup conducts. In addition, the Workgroup pursues means and opportunities for increasing the adoption of conservation tillage in California.

Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta

Established 2009

Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta (CTFA) is a farmer-led initiative aimed at evaluating controlled traffic farming systems in Alberta. The group is interested in taking no-till and precision agriculture to the next level. CTFA helps farmers successfully adopt controlled traffic farming systems that improve soils, increase production per unit of input, decrease cost per unit of production and increase net returns.

Delta Conservation Demonstration Center (DCDC)

The vision of DCDC is to see all surface water in the Delta become Clean and Clear and the Natural Resources in the Delta enhanced and protected for generations to come. DCDC activities are divided into 6 areas: Farm, Communications, Facility Use, Curriculum Development, Farm Labor Training, and Program Development.

Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance

The mission of the Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance is to promote the adoption of conservation tillage and other economically viable and environmentally sound agricultural and natural resource management practices through research, education, and communication.

Innovative Cropping Systems Incentive Program (ICS)

Established 1996

ICS is a cooperative program that strives to furnish incentives that advance cropping management systems that offer efficiencies in crop production and enhance pollution reduction performance. ICS adoption incentives include outreach, technical transfer, education, demonstration, research, cooperation, development, partnerships and financial assistance.

Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmer's Association

Established 1982

The purpose of the Association is to facilitate the exchange of ideas, to encourage zero tillage research and to disseminate zero tillage information. The Association pledges to preserve our agricultural soil resource for future generations by promoting a system of crop production which drastically reduces soil erosion and builds up organic matter.
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No-Till on the Plains

No-Till on the Plains, Inc. is devoted to educating producers about how to develop economically, agronomically, and environmentally sound crop production systems through the application of continuous no-till farming techniques. This regional organization hosts numerous events each year throughout the Great Plains including bus tours, field days, and one of the largest continuous no-till conferences in North America.

Ohio No-Till Council

Established 1994

The Ohio No-Till Council puts on a one-day conference in December and a field day in August. The Council is also one of the sponsors of the Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC), February 21-22, 2008 in Ada, Ohio.

Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association

To provide Pacific Northwest farmers with information exchange, advocacy on conservation policy issues and research coordination that will assure adoption of economically viable and environmentally sustainable direct seed cropping systems.

Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance

Established 2005

A producer-led organization governed by an 11-member board of directors and dedicated to the promotion and adoption of no-till production in all areas crop production.

Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association

Estabilshed 1987

The Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SSCA) was formed in 1987 by a group of producers who saw the need to increase the public's awareness of soil conservation and to share soil conservation information with others. The SSCA is a non-profit, producer-based organization whose mission is "to promote conservation production systems that improves the land and environment for future generations." The Association's motto is "Farming for your Future Environment." The SSCA currently has approximately 800 active farmer members. SSCA is a registered charity.

Soil Conservation Council of Canada Conseil de Conservation des sols Canada

The Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) is a non-government, producer directed organization that is the face and voice for soil conservation in Canada. Our national network is a collaboration that involves; provincial soil conservation associations, non-government organizations, industry and government.

South Dakota No-Till Association

South Dakota No-Till Association promotes, advances and improves agriculture through the utilization of no-till farming methods. To encourage, aid and conduct research of no-till farming practices and disseminate educational information to producers using or wanting to use no-till cropping systems.

Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Established 2006

The Southern Plains Agricultural Resources Coalition will spark rural sustainability and profitability through greater use of no-till practices and conservation systems for producers, consumers, and communities by promotion of market based incentives, education, demonstration, participation, and research.


National Soil Tilth Laboratory USDA Agricultural Research Service

Established 1989

Research laboratory within the USDA-ARS organization charged with conducting research on farming systems and their impact on air, soil, and water quality. Multidisciplinary research teams address problems using multiple scales of studies that range from basic laboratory analyses of soils to watershed and regional assessment of farming systems impacts on environmental quality and production efficiency.