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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
December 7, 2013 — Ogallala, Neb.
"Using Cover Crops In Western Nebraska" is this year's theme for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference. The conference will take place at the Ogallala Extended Campus Mid-Plains Community College, 512 East B Street, South, from 8:45 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Speakers with decades of experience in sustainable, organic and holistic agricultural operations will share their expertise in using cover crops, as well as vegetable growing, grazing management, wheat breeding, and the impact of bees on food production.
Pre-registration is due by Wednesday, Nov. 27. Download a brochure and registration form here. For more information about the conference or exhibitor booths, contact Extension Educator Karen DeBoer at the UNL Extension Office in Sidney at 308-254-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover Crop Meetings
December 10, 2013 — Moville and Boyden, Iowa
Two free meetings on cover crop methods and challenges will be held on Dec. 10 in northwest Iowa. The first meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Moville Community Center, located at 815 Main St. in Moville. The second meeting will be at the Demco Community Center at 714 Main St. in Boyden at 1 p.m.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crop agronomist Brian Lang will discuss different methods for seeding cover crops, which species to seed and when they should be seeded in northwest Iowa.
For more information, call 712-546-7835.
December 10, 2013 — Mifflinburg, Pa.
This workshop hosted by Penn State Extension will give producers the opportunity to learn about what is new with cover crops and different species to use when choosing them for livestock. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see new ways to plant a cover crop in standing grain corn.
The workshop will take place on Dec. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carriage Corner Restaurant, located at 257 E. Chestnut Street. Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Click here for more information or to register.
Using Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health
Multiple dates and locations
Ohio State University educator and assistant professor Jim Hoorman will host the workshop to offer growers an advanced, marathon session on cover crops, with the opportunity to work hands-on will soils and seeds, and learn about specific cover crops.
Topics for the 7-hour workshop include:
• Using Cover Crops to Adapt to Extreme Weather
• Biology of Soil Compaction
• Soil Demonstrations
• Economics of Cover Crops
• Using the Cover Crop Selector Tool
• Raising Homegrown Nitrogen
• Using Grasses and Brassica in Your Crop Rotation
• Open Discussion: Using Cover Crops in a Crop Rotation
The registration cost for each workshop is $30 and includes lunch, handouts, fact sheets and a new Cover Crop Field Guide. The remaining workshops will be held:
• Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Putnam County office of OSU Extension, 1206 E. Second Street, Ottawa.
• Jan. 14, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Erie County, with the location to be determined.
For more information or to register, contact Hoorman at 419-523-6294 or by email at email@example.com.
Ohio No-Till Conference
December 11, 2013 — Plain City, Ohio
The one-day annual Ohio No-Till Conference will be held on Wed., Dec. 11 at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City. The event begins at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments and adjourns at 3:15 p.m.
The conference is $40 if registered before Dec. 6, and $50 at the door. Send checks payable to Ohio No-Till Council to:
Annual No-Till Planter Clinic
December 16, 2013 — Brownsburg, Ind.
The 4th Annual No-Till Planter Clinic will take place at the Starkey Farms in Brownsburg on Dec. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers include Paul Jasa, Extension Engineer with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Hal Brown of Windy Lane Farms, a 5th generation farmer; and Rodney Rulon of Rulon Enterprises, a family farm partnership and recipient of a No-Till Innovator Award.
Topics to be covered include:
- Unique ways of planting cover crops
- Pluses and minuses of planter set-up in a no-till environment
- Field to market calculator
- What’s new in the planter market and the use of drone technology
A panel discussion will also take place.
RSVP to the Hendricks County Soil & Water Conservation District at 317-745-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Starkey Farms is located at 10132 E CR 700 N in Brownsburg.
December 19, 2013 — Lancaster, Pa.
The Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance and Penn State Extension in Lancaster County are sponsoring a free workshop for new and veteran no-till farmers interested in improving their practices. The workshop will take place on Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Farm & Home Center, located at 1383 Arcadia Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Extension office at 717-394-6851.
Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association Workshop and Trade Show
January 6-8, 2014 — Minot, ND
The Manitoba–North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association has scheduled its annual workshop next year for January 6-8, 2014 in Minot, North Dakota. This year’s theme is “Unlock Your Soil’s Full Potential.”
Register today at www.mandakzerotill.org.
No-Till Organic Crop Rotation Workshop
January 11, 2014 — Columbus, Neb.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Nebraska OCIA are hosting a no-till organic crop rotation workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Community College on Jan. 11. USDA-ARS research agronomist Randy Anderson will present his research findings and a farmer roundtable will follow.
The workshop is open to the public. The cost is $15 and registration is at the door.
The Central Community College is located at 4500 63rd St. in Columbus. For more information, contact Liz Sarno at 402-309-0944.
22nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference
January 15-18, 2014 — Springfield, Ill.
Online registration for the 22nd annual event in Springfield, Ill., from January 15-18, 2014, is now available. You can also download the registration form. The Early Bird registration rate of $259 ($232 for additional farm or family members) is a $90 savings off the onsite rate.
You can also make hotel reservations online at the host Hilton Hotel, or call 1-800-HILTONS to get the special $94 NNTC rate.
2014 Oilseed And Direct Seed Conference
January 20-22, 2014 — Kennewick, Wash.
Hosted by the Biofuels Cropping Systems Research and Extension project at Washington State University and the PNDSA, “Covering New Ground” is the theme for the 2014 Oilseed and Direct Seed Conference, held Jan. 20-22 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The conference is $160 for PNDSA and USCA members, $200 for non-members. To see the conference schedule and speakers, or to register, visit the conference’s Web site at: http://www.directseed.org/events/annual-conference/.
Illinois Conservation Cropping Seminars
Multiple dates and locations
Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting three Conservation Cropping Seminars in early 2014 at the following locations:
Each seminar will feature local agricultural producers and resource experts who will share information and insights on soil health improvements, cover crop success and wise nutrient management. The events will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fee to attend a seminar is $20, payable by check or credit card. To register or learn more details, including seminar agendas, speakers and topics, visit www.ccswcd.com.
26th Annual High Plains No-Till Conference
February 4-5, 2013 — Burlington, Co.
The Colorado Conservation Tillage Association is hosting its annual no-till conference. Keynote speakers this year will be soil scientist Jill Clapperton and Brown’s Ranch owner Gabe Brown.
Click here for more information or to register for the event.
February 17-18, 2014 — St. Cloud, Minn.
University of Minnesota Extension will host its seventh Conservation Tillage Conference in February at the Holiday Inn and Suites in St. Cloud. The day-and-a-half event will provide practical, how-to information on conservation tillage for experienced stewards and novices. Nine CEUs will also be available.
Click here for more information about the program or to register.
2014 Illinois Soybean Summit
March 7, 2014 — Peoria, Ill.
The Illinois Soybean Association will host the 2014 Illinois Soybean Summit at the Peoria Civic Center on Friday, March 7, 2014. More details will become available later. Check the Illinois Soybean Association event page for up-to-date information.