no-till systems technology transfer project

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1997 plan of work

                     
objective
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Improve the capabilities of the cooperating agencies and other people throughout South Dakota to provide information and technical assistance to producers on no-till cropping systems that are environmentally, agronomically, and economically sound.
           
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Select lead contact personnel in six to eight areas throughout South Dakota.
                     

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Action Items
          

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1) Identify & select lead contact team members for central SD region (3 teams).
           
START 5/97 END 6/97
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader in cooperation with NRCS, SDSU-CES, SD No-Till Association, Lead Producers, SDACD
                 

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2) Identify & select contact team members for eastern & western SD regions (additional 4 teams).
                       
START 7/97 END 10/97
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader in  cooperation with NRCS, SDSU-CES, SD No-Till Association, Lead Producers, SDACD
        

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3) Work with each individual team to develop a plan of work that will meet each team's needs and assist them in implementing the plan of work.
                    
START 5/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader Central SD Lead Contact Teams
                      
START 8/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY: Western & Eastern SD Lead Contact Teams
bullet.gif (870 bytes) Goal II:
Increase the no-till SYSTEM experience and knowledge level of the lead contact team members.
             

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Action Items
                

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1) Hold training sessions for central SD lead contact personnel at selected veteran no-tiller's farms and at research and/or demonstration sites.  (Topics:  Systems approach, machinery, rotations)
               
START 6/97 END 10/97
RESPONSIBILITY: Project Leader in cooperation with NRCS, SDSU-AES, SDSU-CES, Selected Lead Producers
                        

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2) Hold training sessions for all lead contact personnel at selected veteran no-tiller's farms and at research and/or demonstration sites. (Topics:  Systems approach, machinery, internet)
                  
START 11/97 END5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader in cooperation with NRCS, SDSU-CES, SDSU-AES, Selected Lead Producers
                        

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3) Hold region specific training that will provide SYSTEM components (fine tuning) training to lead contact personnel by arranging workshops and tours at lead producer's farms and at research and demonstration sites throughout South Dakota.
                            
START 7/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY: Project Leader in cooperation with SDSU-CES Specialists, Selected Lead Producers Central SD Lead Contat Teams
      
START 11/97 END 5/99                 
RESPONSIBILITY:   Western & Eastern SD Lead Contact Teams
          
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To provide producers in SD with easily accessible, timely, and quality no-till SYSTEM information
              

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Action Itmes
           

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1) Locate, arrange, and make available in an understandable format research information which is pertinent to no-till cropping systems in South Dakota.
                 
START 5/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY: Project Leader in cooperation with NRCS,SDSU-AES, SDSU-CES, SD No-Till Association, USDA-ARS
              

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2) Assist teams on how to effectively present no-till system information to producers at workshops, tours, and during one-on-one interaction
                
START 7/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY: Project Leader in cooperation with SDSU-CES
           

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3) Inform no-till workshop organizers about the team's capability of presenting no-till information at meetings and tours.
      
START 11/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader
         

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4) As no-till technology changes, ensure that current information is available to South Dakota producers.
        
START 1/98 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader in cooperation with SDSU-CES, SDSU-AES, NRCS
               

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5) Design and construct a World Wide Web Home Page
          
START 5/97 END 12/97
RESPONSIBILITY:   SDSU-CES  in cooperation with SDSU-AES
               

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6) Research World Wide Web Home Page links to pertinent no-till information in South Dakota
            
START 1/98 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   SDSU-CES in cooperation with SDSU-AES in cooperation with DENR, SD Dept. of Ag, USDA-ARS, USDA-NRCS, SD No-Till Association, USDA-FSA, Agribusinesses, Ducks Unlimited
            
bullet.gif (870 bytes) Goal IV:
Increase the no-till SYSTEM experience and knowledge level of NRCS conservationists and county extension personnel with agronomic interests
          

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Action Items
            

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1) Hold training sessions for NRCS conservationists and county extension personnel with agronomic interests at selected Lead Producer's farms and at research and/or demonstration sites. (Topics: Systems approach, machinery, internet).
             
START 9/97 END 5/99
RESPONSIBILITY:   Project Leader in cooperation with SDSU-AES, SDSU-CES, NRCS, Selected Lead Producers, Agribusinesses
                  

No-Till Systems Technology Transfer Project

                         

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