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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 jdobberstein@lesspub.com. 


LIST OF EVENTS


Soil — It's Alive! Program

April 28-29 — Zanesville, Ohio

Agricultural engineer and coordinator of the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, Hans Kok will be hosting a presentation on soil health in Zanesville on April 28 and 29. 

The program begins on Monday, April 28, with a presentation on soil health and cover crops from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Rolling Plains United Methodist church. On Tuesday from 9-11 a.m., Kok will cover the topics of 4R nutrient management, soil health and nutrient cycling at the Rural Services Building. The final presentation will be held on Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. at Kevin and Lance Deal's Farm, where Kok will have a soil pit demonstration and discuss soil biology, conservation tillage, and reducing fertilizer and chemical inputs. 

Addresses for the presentation locations are listed below. The program is free but registration is required. Contact the Muskingum SWCD at 740-454-2027 to register or receive more information.

ADDRESSES:

• Rolling Plains United Methodist Church — 3350 Moxahala Park Rd., Zanesville.

• Rural Services Building — 225 Underwood St., Zanesville.

• Kevin and Lance Deal Farm — 6625 Chandlersville Rd., Chandlersville.

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Whirlwind Field Days 

June 3 & 5, 2014 — Paxton and Harington, Neb.

The Whirlwind Field Days, hosted by No-Till On The Plains, will show attendees the benefits of continuous no-till. Participants can observe the benefits of no-till on the soil and its structure by viewing soil pits, and hear from agronomists and no-tillers. The first field day will be held on June 3 near Paxton, Neb., and the second one will be on June 5 near Harington, Neb. 

Agenda details and registration will be available on the No-Till On The Plains Web site later this month at www.notill.org

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6th World Congress On Conservation Agriculture

June 22-26, 2014 — Winnipeg, Manitoba

The first time to be held in North America, the 6th World Congress On Conservation Agriculture will focus on promoting the practical application of conservation practices to improve the sustainability of agriculture. The program is designed to highlight the latest developments in research, the success stories of farmers and the policy issues that confront governments and societies. Key speakers include David Montgomery, Howard G. Buffett and Dwayne Beck. 

Growers, researchers, policymakers and others interested in conservation agriculture are invited to attend. For more information or to register, visit the Web site: www.wcca6.org.

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Milan No-Till Field Day

July 24, 2014 — Milan, Tenn.

Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. This year it will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Milan.

Event registration begins at 6 a.m. with research tours starting at 7 a.m. The program has been expanded to include research tours that focus on important agricultural issues such as weed control, seed treatments, precision ag and irrigation, as well as specific tours for each of the major row crops grown in Tennessee. Most tours take 1 hour and 30 minutes. The final tours begin at 1 p.m.

The event is free and includes a trade show. For more information, click here, or contact the Research and Education Center at Milan at 731-686-7362 or recatmilan@utk.edu.

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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. 

NNTC 2015 logo

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.  


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