Tuesday, January 10, 2017
|Noon - 7:30 p.m.||“No-Till Registration Time.” Grand Suites (2nd Floor)|
|2:00 - 5:00 p.m.||
“Special Members-Only Workshop — Managing Soil Microbes with Wendy Taheri.” Gateway 4-5 (2nd Floor)See more
Wendy Taheri of Pelham, Ga.-based TerraNimbus will lead you through some of the mechanisms that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) use to protect plants. AMF induce salinity and drought tolerance in plants and protect them from a broad range of diseases. AMF specialize in the uptake of phosphorus, making organic phosphorus and other typically unavailable forms of phosphorus more available by transferring it directly into plant roots. The microbial ecologist will also explain how management decisions with tillage, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, tiling and seed coatings affect AMF and, ultimately, the quality and fertility of your farm’s no-till soils. She will also discuss soil microbial diversity and the role it plays in plant protection.
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||
Special Bonus with ‘Machinery Pete:’ “Putting a Proper Value on Used No-Till Equipment.” Ballpark 1/2 (1st Flr/Lobby Level) See more
Plan to arrive in St. Louis to hear Greg Peterson, a.k.a., “Machinery Pete,” provide his expert analysis and perspectives on the value and market for used no-till planters and drills, sprayers, harvesters and other equipment, and discuss which units look to be gaining or losing value in 2017. Peterson will also delve into the market for used precision ag equipment, including how technology, specifications and other options influence the value of used machinery. Machinery Pete has been researching and tracking machinery auction prices since 1989 and also works with a network of dealers across the U.S. to provide an industry-leading listing service, which now features more than 105,000 listings on MachineryPete.com. Machinery Pete’s price database of more than 500,000 prices is sourced through firsthand data and a curated network of more than 1,000 auction firms. The founder and principal of Machinery Pete LLC, Peterson publishes the Quarterly Used Values Index report for the financial community, serves as the multimedia equipment contributor for Farm Journal Media, and produces the weekly Machinery Pete TV program distributed on RFD-TV and more than 30 local TV affiliates. In working with thousands of farm equipment dealers, MachineryPete.com is the fastest growing farm equipment website.
|6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||
“NNTC Welcome Reception.” Arch View/Gateway Ballrooms (2nd Floor) See more
Get checked into your hotel room and then get set for a relaxing evening with light dinner food and drinks (as well as some engaging discussion with your fellow no-tillers). Our annual Welcome Reception is made possible with the support of Farmers Edge, Harvest International, Midwest Bio-Tech and Montag Mfg. This is a perfect way to network with farmers, sponsors and other conference attendees before you start absorbing 3 days of no-till tips and techniques on Wednesday.