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No-Till, Strip-Till & Cover Crop Events
Following is a list of no-till educational events and field days. This listing is free to event organizers. However, the event must be focused on no-till, strip-till or other conservation-tillage practices and is subject to No-Till Farmer's approval.
To submit your event, please e-mail the event's name, date, location and a summary of event highlights — as well as a contact's name, phone number e-mail address, and registration and fee information — to email@example.com.
LIST OF EVENTS
Carolina Cover Crops Workshop
October 3, 2014 — Greenville, S.C.
Led by Clemson University Extension Agents, the Carolina Cover Crops workshop will cover how cover crops are beneficial, the difference in a cover crop and green manure, when to seed covers, crop choices by season, and when to terminate. There will be a hands-on portion so attendees should bring gloves.
The workshop will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roper Mountain Science Center. Registration is $75 and includes the class, course materials and lunch. Register online here. Contact Millie Davenport with any questions at 864-656-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Agricultural Cover Crops Workshop
October 28-29, 2014 — Jonesboro, Ark.
The 2014 Agricultural Cover Crops Conference will be held at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center on Oct. 28-29. Sessions include no-till, cover crop management, soil management, water management, pest management, and economics. Certified crop advisors can earn continuing education units.
The workshop is $75 per person if registered by Oct.15, and increases to $100 after that date. For more information, contact Debbie Moreland at email@example.com or John Lee at 501-501-3173.
Cover Crops: Grazing Now, Building Soil For The Future
Nov. 12, 2014 — Axtell, Kan.
This free field day hosted by Bill Buessing will focus on grazing cover crops and building soil health. Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the American Legion in Axtell, with the workshop beginning at 10 a.m. Speakers include Kris Ethridge and Bill Buessing. A rainfall simulator by the NRCS will be displayed during lunch, which is included. Following lunch attendees will tour the cover crop plots, and a discussion panel will conclude the field day.
For questions or to pre-register, contact Bill Buessing at 785-336-1853 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is encouraged to plan for lunch.
Green Cover Seed Soil Health School
November 20, 2014 — Bladen, Neb.
Green Cover Seed will host a soil health workshop on Nov. 20 in Bladen. Featuring Dwayne Beck and Wendy Taheri, the event will focus on mycorrhizal associations and their importance to crops, nutrients and soil health; crop rotations, alternative crops and cover crops. There will also be a working demonstration of KEK Oil Press crushing farm-grown sunflowers.
More information will become available.
23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference
January 14-17, 2015 — Cincinnati, Ohio
The 23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held Jan. 14-17, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 4-day program will feature 17 general session speakers, 29 classrooms, 75 roundtables and hours of hallway networking.
Register by Jan. 31, 2014, and receive the discounted rate of $229 — a $130 savings off the onsite rate. Online registration will open shortly, but registration forms can currently be downloaded and faxed or mailed in. For hotel reservations, contact the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located at 35 W. Fifth St. in Cincinnati, at 1-800-445-8667 and mention the "National No-Tillage Conference" to receive the $104 per night rate.
More information will become available at NoTillConference.com.
70th Annual International SWCS Conference
July 26-29, 2015 — Greensboro, N.C.
The 70th Annual International SWCS Conference will be held at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro on July 26 -29. More information will become available as it's announced.