Back by popular demand, Western Canada’s Rob Saik (author of Food 5.0) makes his first return to the National NoTillage Conference in 4 years. At the National No-Tillage Conference, you'll hear how risk in farming is impacted by data points and confidence, and how today’s advanced technologies are “scaling the human brain” to improve no-till decision-making in real-time.

While converging technologies are reshaping farming, Saik says farmers must embrace the pragmatic solutions to improve their profitability and sustainability. After selling his agronomy consulting business to Trimble prior to leading DOT Technology’s autonomous solution through its acquisition by Raven (CNH), Saik launched AGvisorPRO to connect farmers with technical experts in real-time. He also operated one of the earliest carbon credit trading companies (Agri-Trend Aggregation), and thus has unique insight into the pros/cons of offset monetization. Attend his session in St. Louis during these dynamic 4 days!

The 31st Annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held at theHyatt Regency St. Louis ArchHotel & Conference Center from Jan. 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 Yields with Russell Hedrick and and Lance Gunderson, and Raising 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. And returning for 2023 are the No-Till Tech Talks: Innovative Product Solution Sessions. 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 strip-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.