No-till strategies on offer at National No-Tillage-Conference

Staff reports
Farm Forum

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — Behind the theme “Banking More Profits with No-Till,” the National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) returns to St. Louis in January with an agenda packed with in-depth sessions on every facet of successful no-till systems.

The world’s largest and longest-running gathering of no-tillers will feature more than 30 speakers and 100 total learning sessions offering practical, time-tested information on dynamic no-tiller planting systems, timely crop protection strategies, cost-saving precision technology and more.

The conference will be held Jan. 7-10, 2020, at the newly renovated and refurbished Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis, offering attendees an unbeatable combination of class and comfort in a breathtaking historic setting. NNTC 2020 will include 13 inspiring general sessions, 23 intensive classrooms and 76 focused roundtable discussions for customized no-till learning.

Presentations from several successful no-tillers will highlight the 4-day event, including Roberto Peiretti from Argentina, Jason Mauck from Gaston, Ind., Paul Overby of Wolford, N.D., Jeff Martin of Mt. Pulaski, Ill., Mitchell Hora of Washington, Iowa and Marion Calmer from Alpha, Ill.

World renowned molecular biologist David Johnson, research scientist Mike Bredeson of the Ecdysis Foundation; agriculture consultant, futurist and entrepreneur Robert Saik; and veteran no-till nutrient management expert Ray Ward will also cover topics that are vitally important to no-tillers.

Additionally, workshops covering soil biology and raising hemp as a specialty crop will kick off this year’s conference.

“We’ve worked very hard this year to put together a comprehensive program that will give attendees insights into practices they want more information on — including interseeding, cover crop establishment and soil biology. And we’ll show them how they can capitalize monetarily on their no-till investment,” says John Dobberstein, senior editor of No-Till Farmer and director of the speaker program for NNTC.

“There will also be numerous opportunities to learn more about money-saving precision technology and get practical ideas on applying those practices on their farm operations, as well as the opportunities emerging for growers in organic practices.”

Compaction mitigation, manure management, autonomous farming, raising profitable corn and soybeans, organic no-till production, residue management and principles of regenerative agriculture are just some of the other important topics that will be covered by speakers at NNTC 2020.

Attendees will also have the chance to recognize the most recent winners of the No-Till Innovator Awards, sponsored by Calmer Corn Heads, as well as the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioner awards, co-sponsored by No-Till Farmer and AgroLiquid.

Two more events highlighting the 2020 conference include a welcome reception on Tuesday evening, sponsored by Topcon, Midwest Bio-Tech and Neudorff, and the NNTC hospitality event on Wednesday evening, sponsored by Hawkins Ag.

You can find more information on the rest of the speaker lineup, the conference schedule and host hotel at www.NoTillConference. com. Register online today for just $359, a savings of $50 off the on-site rate. And save even more when you register additional farm/family members for just $332, which is $77 off the on-site cost.