Besides taking home plenty of new ideas from the 4-day, in-depth program and networking with fellow attendees in St. Louis, Mo., 19 farmers went home with extremely valuable products free from the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
Andy Williamson of Jefferson, Maine, won the free 1-year use of a Phillips rotary harrow, valued at over $20,000 for the 2006 no-tilling season.
—Precision Metal Fabricating, Ltd.,
240 103 St. E. Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, S7N 1Y7 Canada.
Phone: (800) 667-6845 or (306) 955-3700.
Web site: www.precisionmetalfab.com
Branson Yost of Halstead, Kan., won the free 1-year use of the Zone Tillage Commander vertical tillage tool valued at over $10,000 from Brillion Iron Works.
—Brillion Iron Works,
200 Park Ave. Brillion, WI 54110
Phone: (920) 756-3720 Fax: (920) 756-3409
Web site: www.brillionironworks.com
Rob Helm of Walkerton, Ontario, won a trash reduction kit from Calmer Farms that offers smaller combine gathering chains for increased harvesting efficiency.
—Calmer Corn Heads,
3056 700th Ave., Lynn Center, IL 61262
Phone: (309) 629-9000 Fax: (309) 629-9001 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: Calmercornheads.com
Sponsored by Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd., Daniel Jepson of Heppner, Ore., captured first place in the company’s conservation tillage essay contest and took home $1,500 in scholarship money. Placing second and earning $1,000 was Rachel Bacon of Manhattan, Kan.
—Phoenix Rotary Equipment., Ltd.
401 18th Ave. , Nisku, Alberta T9E 7T5 Canada. Phone: (780) 955-2111. Fax: (780) 955-2006. E-mail: email@example.com
Web site: www.phoenixrotary.com