A decade or two ago, a saying went: “no-till, no yield”. Today, Dave Ollila, ag producer and SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist, says “no-till, no brainer” and that’s especially true for him where every drop of moisture counts. No-till allows Dave to keep undisturbed the root system he has worked so hard to develop below ground in his diversified operation. More roots, and always an above ground cover of either residue or a live plant canopy protects his soil, increases trafficability, reduces ponding, and ensures that every precious drop of rain falling goes into his soil. The take-home from this video is that while you need a sprayer and a drill to do no-till, no-till is not about the equipment, it’s about the mindset. While this video may not provide answers to “tell me what I need to do”, we’d like you to think on the mindset part and walk with us through the videos in this series and especially the next three where Dr. Randy Anderson walks us through the nuts and bolts of soil dynamics and how no-till systems can be the first step to regenerating soils. How about that for good news?