National No-Tillage Conference

REGISTRATION REMINDER: Register by Saturday, December 31st to save $50.00 off the full registration rate. Save even more when registering additional farm/family members. Rate increases to $369 after 12/31/16. REGISTER NOW!

HOTEL UPDATE: An additional block of rooms is open at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch hotel for the NNTC rate of $102 per night. The hotel is just 2 blocks from the host Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel. To reserve your room, please call 888-421-1442 or 314-655-1234 or book your room online. Make sure you mention the "National No-Tillage Conference" to get the special room rate.


National No-Tillage Conference 2017

Celebrating
25 YEARS

More than 100 cutting-edge, money-making sessions over 4 days, delivering insightful learning and unlimited networking with the best of the no-till community.

 

Top Experts. Worldwide Experience.

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    J.C. Cahill

    University of Alberta experimental plant ecologist

  • Plumer

    Mike Plumer

    Retired Extension agronomist for the University of Illinois

  • Neal Kinsey

    Charleston, Mo., soil fertility expert

  • Taheri

    Wendy Taheri

    Microbial Ecologist TerraNimbus, LLC Pelham, Ga.

ATTENDEES OF THE 2017 CONFERENCE WILL PICK UP Valuable tips, ideas and techniques from:

  • Neal Kinsey, Soil Fertility Expert, Charleston, Mo.
    Neal will share several real-world examples of soil reports from across the Midwest to discuss nutrient imbalances that are often found and what should be taken to resolve these excesses or deficiencies in different soil types. He will also lead a classroom discussion about sulfur deficiencies and what you can do about them.
  • Wendy Taheri, Microbial Ecologist, TerraNimbus, LLC, Pelham, Ga.
    Wendy will provide an introduction to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), how these enigmatic microbes provide a multitude of services that result in larger, stronger, healthier plants that are more likely to survive whatever Mother Nature throws their way and different mechanisms to employ to make your cropping system more resilient.
  • John & Alexander Young, No-Tillers, Herndon, Ky.
    John and Alex will highlight the newly recognized advantages of no-till and explain why the ‘four Ps’ — Profit, Production, Progeny and Posterity — are so important. They will also share benefits they’re seeing by adding tile and irrigation to the water-management toolbox.
  • Johnny Hunter, No-Tiller, Essex, Mo.
    Johnny will discuss the seismic changes he made to his operation by eliminating raised beds, going to 100% no-till, seeding multi species cover-crop mixes, planting ‘green’ and pioneering a more conservative approach to irrigation to improve soil health and profitability.
  • J.C. Cahill, University of Alberta Experimental Plant Ecologist
    J.C. will share leading-edge research in plant behavior and discuss how this may change your understanding of plants and the way they function. Cahill will also lead a classroom session discussing the behavioral science underlying plant nutrition.
  • Mike Plumer, Retired Extension Agronomist for the University of Illinois
    Mike will talk about the pros and cons of working with cover-crop mixes and how to get results with different cocktails without breaking the bank. Plumer will also host a classroom offering tips on terminating popular cover crops the right way.


35+

No-Tillers
Crop Consultants
Agronomists
& Researchers

13

General session
presentations

24

No-Till
Classrooms

70

No-Till
Roundtables

Plus: Gain pesticide recertification and continuing education credits

The 2017 25th Anniversary Event is Co-Sponsored by These Leading No-Till Suppliers:

Download 2017 program (PDF)

Download The 2017 Registration form

 

Additional conference information

Cost of the 2017 NNTC:

Register today for $319, saving you $50 off the full onsite rate (Rate increases to $369 after 12/31/16). Additional farm or family members can be registered for $292.

You may also download the registration form and fax or mail it back with payment.

Hotel Reservations:

The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel will be the host site for the 2017 event. Hotel rooms at the host Hilton are SOLD OUT at the $102 per night special conference rate.

An additional block of rooms is open at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch hotel for the NNTC rate of $102 per night. The hotel is just 2 blocks from the host Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark hotel. To reserve your room, please call 888-421-1442 or 314-655-1234 or book your room online. Make sure you mention the "National No-Tillage Conference" to get the special room rate.

REMINDER: The 2017 Conference falls on a Tuesday through Friday rather than the traditional Wednesday through Saturday. Please make sure you book your hotel room based on the NEW format for the 25th anniversary. View a tentative daily agenda here to plan accordingly.

2017 Speaker Program:

View the 2017 Speaker Program here to plan accordingly.

2017 NNTC Sponsors:

For information about each of the 2017 National No-Tillage Conference sponsors click here.

CCA/Pesticide Recertification Credits:

The Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) program has approved 34.5 credits for the 25th annual conference in St. Louis. The maximum number of CCA credits you can earn for the event are 14.5 if you are attending the special workshop led by Wendy Taheri; otherwise, 11.5 is the maximum number of credits you can earn. See the approved sessions and credits. 

To date, the following 28 states have approved pesticide recertification credits for some sessions: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (consultants only), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Complete details will be available onsite in St. Louis.

2017 Spouses Program:

View the spouses program for the 25th annual NNTC.

Airport Transportation

If you’re flying to St. Louis, discounted shuttle transportation is available via GO BEST Express Airport Shuttle. Registered attendees of the 25th annual National No-Tillage Conference will receive a discounted rate of $17 each way per person. Reservations MUST be made online at 
no-tillfarmer.com/NNTC2017shuttle or by calling (877) 785-4682 to receive the discounted rate. Standard rates ($22 one way) will apply for walk up reservations made on the spot.

The shuttle travels directly to and from Lambert International Airport and the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Hotel and operates from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily picking up passengers every 15-30 minutes.

For more information or to make a shuttle reservation, call (877) 785-4682 or visit 
no-tillfarmer.com/NNTC2017shuttle.

Things to Do/Dining

View a list of restaurants and places to dine, as well as points of interest in the St. Louis area.

Questions about the National No-Tillage Conference?

Contact No-Till Farmer
by phone at (866) 839-8455
or (262) 782-4480
by fax at (262) 786-5564;

by e-mail at
nntc@no-tillfarmer.com

or by mail at
P.O. Box 624
Brookfield, WI 53008-0624