The publishers of No-Till Farmer and Conservation Tillage Guide announce that the full lineup of 12 company sponsors has been secured for the 19th annual National No-Tillage Conference, Jan. 12-15, 2011, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

All 12 companies that played a critical role in last year’s highest-attended conference for Des Moines, Iowa, are returning to cohost the 2011 event at the Cincinnati Hilton.

The sponsors are Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers; Agrotain International; Bayer CropScience; Case IH; Equipment Technologies, the manufacturer of Apache sprayers; Great Plains Manufacturing; Oregon Ryegrass Growers Seed Commission; SFP; Syngenta Crop Protection; Thurston Manufacturing, the manufacturers of Blu-Jet StripTill Systems and toolbars; Titan International; and Trimble Navigation.

“It’s wonderful to have the support of these leading companies once again and we’re proud that they value the association with the most innovative no-tillers in the U.S. and other countries,” says Darrell Bruggink, executive editor and publisher of No-Till Farmer, the organizer of this annual event since 1993. “Their support allows us to bring a lot of great know-how to no-tillers over the course of 4 days.”

Development of the 2011 program is underway. Several speakers have already committed to the 2011 event, including Ray Weil, University of Maryland soil scientist and author of the classic textbook, The Nature And Property Of Soils; University of Nebraska ag engineer Paul Jasa; and no-till crop consultant Joe Nester of Bryan, Ohio.

The complete program, which consists of 20 general session speakers, 20 classroom presentations and 60 no-tiller roundtable discussions, will be announced in the November issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide. Program updates are provided regularly at

“During the last 4 years, we’ve set attendance records for each of the host sites, which is further evidence of the continued growth and interest in no-till,” says Frank Lessiter, editor of No-Till Farmer since its inception in 1972. “The support of our sponsors plays a key role in helping us deliver the leading-edge speakers and topics that these innovative no-tillers value and the information they can put to use to improve their operations,” Lessiter says.

To learn more about the National No-Tillage Conference, call Bruggink at 262.782.4480, ext. 420, or e-mail him at Or visit