A Silver Anniversary Lecture Series, sponsored by H&R Agri-Power, showcases founder of 360 Yield Center, Gregg Sauder. At the National No-Tillage Conference, you'll hear why taking the wrong approach to closing the seed trench is costing no-tillers ear counts and bushels.

Sauder returns to the same St. Louis stage he took 25 years ago. Then, only into his 6th year with his fledgling Precision Planting company, Sauder gave not one — but 3 — presentations at the conference. In this first-ever Silver Anniversary Lecture, Sauder, who founded 360 Yield Center in 2014 after selling Precision Planting 2 years earlier for $250 million, reviews the transition from the early days of planter machine-learning and technology that vastly improved seed spacing, depth and downforce. His fascinating presentation concludes with leading autonomy and irrigation technologies proven on his own 7,000-acre farming operation and how they can be applied to significantly impact plant health and yield.

Sauder -NNTC23The 31st annual National No-Tillage Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Arch Hotel & 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 providers 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.