Built around the theme “Revving Up No-Till Systems,” the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference and No-Till Farmer welcome keynote speaker and no-tiller Rick Clark.
To Rick Clark, “Farming Green” is a systematic approach to regenerative soil health and that’s what he brings to the 7,000 acres he manages at both Clark Land & Cattle and for his family. A main component of his no-till system is maximizing cover crop performance and planting his cash crops into living covers to build biomass, suppress weeds, recycle nutrients and feed soil microbes.
During his Wednesday morning presentation “Getting the Most from Your No-Till Operation by Farming Green,” the Williamsport, Ind., no-tiller of non-GMO corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa will share details about his unique system of tissue testing cover crops in spring to analyze soil nutrients taken up that could be available for the next cash crop. In addition he’ll reveal techniques and adjustments he’s made to successfully no-till crops into green covers and how he’s avoided having to make pesticide and fungicide applications for several years.
Clark will also lead a Friday morning classroom session, “Finding New Opportunities Raising Non-GMO Crops in a No-Till Environment,” where he will share how he raises non-GMO feed for Dannon, including choosing the right hybrids and varieties for his corn, soybeans wheat and alfalfa. He’ll also cover how he manages cover crops and fights weeds in this system, and what’s leading him to convert some of his 7,000-acre farm to organic methods.
Learn more about Clark’s sessions and other sessions that will be featured at this 4-day learning and networking event here.
Each year, the National No-Tillage Conference offers a free-to-attend spouses program for those who are not attending any educational sessions. Learn more about the newly updated Spouses Program and view its schedule here. You can purchase lunch and dinner tickets for your spouse for $49 online or by calling us. To help us anticipate the number of spouses attending, please call us at (866) 839-8455 or (262) 432-0388.
A discounted registration rate of $339 is available through 12-31-18, offering a $30 discount off the onsite rate of $389. Registration can be made online or by calling (262) 432-0388 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., CT Monday-Friday.
Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put on the upcoming 27th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis: Ag Leader, Case IH, Montag Manufacturing, Equipment Technologies, Exapta Solutions, Inc, KB Seed Solutions, Fennig Equipment, Needham Ag Technologies, Martin-Till, Titan International, Yetter MFG, Syngenta, and Precision Planting