Conservation Tillage conference in Fargo Dec. 16-17

Farm Forum

The 10th annual Conservation Tillage Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo, North Dakota, December 16 and 17. Co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University, this conference will provide hands-on information on conserving soil, time and fuel with conservation tillage.

Speakers include experienced growers, agronomists, academic experts and production economists. In addition to Keynote speaker Brian Watkins, Watkins Farms and creator of Cropzilla, conference highlights include:

• Maximizing fertility in different tillage systems

• Managing weed pressures

• Choosing a reduced till system that’s right for you

• Crushing compaction to improve your bottom line

• Hands-on demonstrations

• “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations” with Dave Montgomery

• Vendor sessions: Learn about new equipment, products and technology

The popular “Farmer Panel” will be back again, offering practical insights and management tips from experienced northern strip tillers and ridge tillers.

Also back is “Beer & Bull,” your chance to pick the brains of other farmers, consultants, vendors and researchers in a relaxed, informal setting.

Registration fee after Dec. 3 is $155, which includes all food, handouts and seven continuing education units (CEUs).