Blake Vince

Merlin, Ontario, grower and 2013 Nuffield Scholar recipient Blake Vince will share at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference how he takes sunlight, water and carbon dioxide and makes them into products he can sell.

Vince will be the inaugural speaker for the Frank Lessiter Legacy Lecture Series, made possible by Calmer Corn Heads. The lecture honors the impact Lessiter has had on the growth of no-till in the U.S. through No-Till Farmer and the National No-Tillage Conference.

After first turning to strip-till and then converting his farm to 100% no-till practices, Vince will reveal the evolution of his no-till, cover crop system and why roots, not iron, is the solution to clean up the Lake Erie watershed in his premier lecture series sponsored by Calmer Corn Heads.

He will also host a no-till classroom for specialized learning on examining nutrient management, which includes a discussion of the data collection devices he installed on his farm’s tile drains to measure nutrients being lost.

Co-located with the 3rd annual Precision Farming Dealer Summit, the 2018 conference will be held Jan. 9-12 at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. The 26th annual conference offers 13 general sessions, 24 no-till classrooms and 80 no-till roundtables. Additional discussion topics include the impact of no-till practices on plant nutrition and yield, slowing the growth of herbicide resistance and tips from growers on successfully interseeding cover crops into cash crops. The 2018 program is now available online.

Sponsors making the learning and networking opportunities possible for no-tillers are Ag Leader Technology, The Andersons PureGrade, Case IH, Equipment Technologies (Apache Sprayers), Exapta Solutions, Fennig Equipment, KB Seed Solutions, Montag Mfg., Needham Ag Technologies, Nufarm, Syngenta, Titan International, Verdesian Life Sciences, and Yetter Farm Equipment.

A $50.00 registration discount is available through 12/31/17. For more information and to register for the conference at the $329 Early Bird rate, click here or visit