Who We Are

CTIC connects people from across agriculture and the conservation community to encourage greater adoption of farming systems that are economically and environmentally sustainable. We link farms, universities, government and business in projects that explore and champion conservation agriculture.


We build coalitions that connect farmers, agribusinesses, researchers and policymakers to share information, take a closer look at issues and demonstrate systems.

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CTIC is the top clearinghouse for information on cover crops, conservation tillage, soil health, water quality, and more.

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We demonstrate and advocate for conservation agriculture from the field to the halls of government.

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What's News at CTIC

2017 Cover Crop Survey Released

View the full report of the fifth annual cover crop survey. A big thank you to the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), with help from Penton Media through their Corn and Soybean Digest publication. For results from previous years, please see below.

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CTIC's Current Projects

CTIC and its partners lead initiatives at the local, regional, and national level to address agriculture’s pressing conservation needs. Each initiative includes public and private sector partners, shares information about new technology and tools, and promotes agricultural systems that are both economically viable and environmentally beneficial.

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Do Your Know OpTIS?

The Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) has been developed by Applied Geo Solutions and CTIC as a method for the automated use of remote sensing (satellite-based) data to monitor conservation practices in agricultural systems, including various forms of reduced tillage and the planting of winter cover crops.

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