“You Learn Nothing By Staying Home!”

Farmers say there’s no better place to swap and learn hundreds of the latest profit-building no-tilling tricks, tips and techniques than at the mid-January National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

At the conclusion of each of the previous seven National No-Tillage Conferences, we’ve asked attendees to share the major benefits of having attended. These benefits are similar to those which you can take home from attending the upcoming event at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, from January 12 to 15.

  1. Networking with others about critical no-till fertility ideas.
  2. The right depth to run trashwhippers—the shallower the better.
  3. It’s very easy to pick up one or two really good profit-building no-till ideas to use next spring.
  4. New information on sprayer nozzles and no-till planter closing wheels.
  5. The “perfect way” to calibrate your no-till drill.
  6. Critical placement of no-till fertilizer.
  7. The class on making drainage pay with no-till was worth the trip all by itself.
  8. Benefits of increasing soil organic matter with no-till.
  9. Got myself totally enthused again about no-till corn.
  10. Learned what’s the best no-till seed firming tool and how to effectively use it.
  11. Took home valuable information on cover crops that will definitely benefit my no-till operation.
  12. As a no-till rookie, every fresh idea was a big benefit.
  13. It made me take a fresh look at the way I no-till and pinpointed four things I need to correct immediately.
  14. Learned why our continuous no-till corn is not yielding as well as it should.
  15. Picked up five new yield-building ideas to try with our no-till wheat.
  16. Talking with other veteran no-tillers about the pros and cons of the new no-till drill I’m thinking about buying.
  17. Learned lots of…
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Frank Lessiter

Frank Lessiter has served as editor of No-Till Farmer since the publication was launched in November of 1972. Raised on a six-generation Michigan Centennial Farm, he has spent his entire career in agricultural journalism. Lessiter is a dairy science graduate from Michigan State University.

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