While research showing that tillage actually reduces infiltration into the soil, and that cover crops actually enhance infiltration is proven, the refrain of “it won’t work here” is nevertheless often heard when it comes to applying soil health principles. This is not unique to South Dakota, soil health, nor to farming, but this phenomenon is common. In Merit or Myth’s final video on soil water movement, we are giving a perspective from three producers, one from way East River, one from the center of the state and one from way West River. Our point is: these principles work across landscapes and indeed across the state of South Dakota. As Doug Sieck says in the video, “we need to stop making excuses for why it won’t work here” and rather say “how can we make it work here”?