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Induction Category & YearGeneral 2007
Home TownPierre, SD
Platte, SD

   Dwayne Beck
Champion of Excellence

 Dwayne L. Beck was born October 26, 1951 to George and Rekie (DeJong) Beck at Platte, South Dakota. His family operated a diverse farming operation that included beef and dairy cattle, hogs, chickens and crops. He received his Ph.D. from SDSU in 1983 working with Paul Carson. He is married (Ruth) and has three daughters.

Dr. Dwayne L. Beck’s impact on South Dakota stems from work done at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre. These efforts focused on developing agricultural systems that were more stable, efficient, and environmentally friendly than traditional programs. The unique aspect involved designing systems that attempt to mimic native prairie systems. The most visible changes include the elimination of tillage from the philosophy has found acceptance not only in South Dakota but on a national and an international level as well.

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