Russell Hedrick

When it comes to getting the most from no-till, Russell Hedrick of JRH Grain Farms in Hickory, N.C., firmly believes a systems approach is necessary — and that includes no-tilling, cover crops, grazing livestock and using precision technology to manage seeding and nutrient application.

During a general session on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference, Hedrick will share how he’s successfully integrated various conservation tools on his 1,000-acre farm.

Hedrick will discuss his systems approach, which includes no-tilling, cover crops and grazing livestock, in a general session in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9-12. He will also reveal how evaluating on-farm data helps him raise non-GMO crops profitably.

In a separate no-till classroom session, Hedrick will share how integrating cover crops and mob grazing on his farm has improved soil health, increased plant brix levels and extended the time his land is earning money.

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