Celebrating 25 Years of No-Till Excellence

Here are a few year-by-year memories from this annual midwinter event that got its start in 1993.

By the Numbers ...

1993 to 2016 National No-Tillage Conferences

18,721 total attendance

8,731 different attendees

875 No-Till Roundtables

750 speakers

400 No-Till Classrooms

150 No-Till General Sessions

48 states represented

24 foreign countries represented

5 Midwestern locations

If you were to jot down all the reduced tillage learning opportunities that have occurred over the past 25 years at the National No-Tillage Conference, the numbers would be astronomical.

Produced each year by No-Till Farmer and co-sponsored by leading industry suppliers, these annual gatherings have offered unprecedented learning opportunities over the years for growers hailing from 48 states and 24 foreign countries.

As you can see from the accompanying box, our National No-Tillage Conference numbers are very impressive, as we’ve worked to bring attendees the latest thinking on all aspects of no-tilling. Among the things we are most proud of is the fact that this mid-winter gathering of the no-till clan has always served as a great learning experience for no-tillers and the educational mix of No-Till General Sessions, No-Till Classrooms, No-Till Roundtables and hallway networking still works as well today as it did in 1993.

It’s also been extremely gratifying to have individual attendees tell us they’ve been able to increase their annual income by anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $95,000 after attending just one of the conferences.

Below and on the following pages you’ll find a brief summary of all 24 National No-Tillage Conferences.

Each of the 24 conferences is chronicled with a few facts, figures and…

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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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