Experiencing dry, drought-like conditions this season? At the National No-Tillage Conference, you'll hear an international perspective from long-time R&D manager for the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association, Greg Butler. South Australia has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers, yet forward-thinking no-tillers have beGreg Butler.jpgen making the practice succeed down under since the 1960s — and without subsidies.

In this session, Greg Butler will explain the keys that enable 85% of farmers in the region to no-till in dryland conditions. North American no-tillers who battled drought in 2022 are sure to pick up some valuable tips from their Aussie counterparts in this special international session.

The 31st annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch Hotel & Conference Center from January 10-13. A focused 4-day program covers myriad topics for profitable results in no-till farming, including equipment set-ups, cover crops, intercropping, economic analyses, soil testing/analysis, fertilizing methods and more.

Unique from other ag conferences is the mix of general sessions, classrooms and farmer-to farmer roundtables and face time with suppliers at the National No-Tillage Conference — all designed for maximum networking and the practical transfer of experience and knowledge. The lineup includes:

  • General Sessions — covering an abundance of proven no-tilling ideas and strategies. Among the national experts this year are Rob Saik, Ray Archuleta, Gregg Sauder, Marion Calmer, and many more!
  • Farmer-to-Farmer Roundtables — informal, moderated peer-to-peer discussions on specific no-till topics. Attendees should come with 5 questions to get answered in this proven format for sharing what works and doesn't.
  • Classrooms — in-depth presentation-style sessions convey practical, actionable ideas from experienced no-tillers on the most pressing needs.
This year's conference has a total of three pre-conference workshops to extend your no-till knowledge.How to Trim Fertilizer Costs Without Reducing Yieldswith Russell Hedrick and and Lance Gunderson, andRaising Every No-Till Acre, a special program by Yield Champions David Hula & Randy Dowdy. Each have limited seating and require an additional $129 fee to attend.No-Till Tech Talks: Innovative Product Solution Sessionswill also return this year. Moderated by Randall Reeder, a No-Till Innovator Alum, retired ag engineer at Ohio State University and leader of the Ohio Conservation Tillage Conference, these sessions will each feature top no-till solutions provider sharing information about their latest product advancements to help no-tillers succeed.

Title sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for no-tillers include Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ag Leader Technology, Dawn Equipment, Exapta Solutions, GS3 Quality Seed, Helm, Laforge Systems Inc., Martin Industries LLC., Midwest Bio-tech, Montag Manufacturing, Precision Planting, Sound Agriculture, The Andersons PureGrade, Wearparts Tillage Tools LLC, and Yetter. All 14 companies will exhibit during the 4-day educational event.