Since 1982, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) has served as a trusted source on conservation trends. It also has been a launch pad for partnerships and collaborations that have helped put conservation practices on millions of acres of farmland. Case IH is proud to have been part of that progress.
Originally called the Conservation Tillage Information Center, CTIC’s first order of business was the development of an extensive, computerized database on conservation tillage, even before the World Wide Web was developed.
In 1986, the name was changed to the Conservation Technology Information Center. The CTIC initially focused on soil erosion, but now it has a broader perspective that encompasses agriculture’s role in improving soil, water and air quality. In addition, CTIC activities have expanded in scope.
“Through the years, CTIC has been true to its mission: to champion, promote and provide information on technologies and sustainable agricultural systems that conserve and enhance soil, water, air and wildlife resources,” says Karen Scanlon, Executive Director of CTIC. “In addition, it’s important for those systems to be productive and profitable.”
Scanlon appreciates the support and resources provided by companies like Case IH. “Because of our loyal partnerships with agricultural producers, conservation professionals, producer organizations, agribusiness, researchers, governmental agencies and conservation districts, CTIC has a great deal to celebrate this year,” says Scanlon. “And we recognize the support of long-term members like Case IH that help drive innovation and success with productive, profitable conservation systems. With these strong partnerships and support, we’re ready to help producers meet new challenges for the next 30 years.”